Representatives at the Utica Senior Center say they'll be lucky to get fifty people to turn out at their polling site.
"If you don't vote then you can't complain about what you see happening in this country," said Neil Wilkinson, a Utica resident.
Lifelong Utica Native Neil Wilkinson says he votes every chance he gets. "I think everyone should participate even if you don't think your vote counts especially if you're a republican in this state in New York which is democrat," said Wilkinson.
During tonight's primary, voters will decide which Republican candidate will run against the Democratic opponent for Congress come November. The exception in our area is the 19th District Democratic Primary.
Although primaries in general are a low turnout, the Oneida County Board of Elections say many voters may be confused of the date changed this year.
Kathy Moon, a polling representative says there are other factors of people not showing up.
"A lot of people thought they voted in a primary two months ago, they might not realize they are supposed to be back out again for the Republican Primary," said Moon.
Kathy also believes people just don't want to be bothered anymore.
"It's hard to go out and vote and say am I making the right decision by picking this person over somebody else. Years ago if you were working here it would be busy because everyone thought it was their duty to vote and people have lost that," said Moon.