1 p.m. Update: Few voters are choosing to cast ballots today, and those participating in Tuesday's primary are mostly Democrats, poll workers said.

Less than 10 percent of registered voters in Springettsbury Township precincts 1 and 5 have voted at Advent Lutheran Church, 1775 E. Market St., said Mike Papa, judge of elections for precinct 5.

"We've had a very low turnout. Primaries are always low, but this has been one of the slowest we've ever had," he said.

Many of the voters who visited the polls have been Democrats, Papa said.

"I'm sure it's because of the governor's race," he said.

Registered democrats can choose among Rob McCord, Katie McGinty, Allyson Schwartz and Tom Wolf to challenge Gov.

Poll workers at Advent Lutheran Church in Springettsbury Township say less than 10 percent of voters have arrived in precincts 1 and 5.
Poll workers at Advent Lutheran Church in Springettsbury Township say less than 10 percent of voters have arrived in precincts 1 and 5. (Candy Woodall)
Tom Corbett in November.

Several other state and local seats are on the ballot.

"I'm hoping more voters come out. If we can get to a 20-percent turnout, that would be a good thing," Papa said.

Previously reported: Many precincts are reporting a light voter turnout throughout York County, and poll workers say that's typical for a primary election.

The YMCA at 90 N. Newberry St. in York City had 25 voters by 9 a.m., said Charles Fasano, elections judge.

"I'd like to see more of a turnout for the primary versus the general election," he said. "So many things are decided in these races. It's very important to get out and vote."

Chris Anderson was one of the early voters, and the 68-year-old city resident said he votes every time.

"In my family, you went to college, you voted. It's just a given," he said.

On Tuesday morning he was deciding between Katie McGinty and Tom Wolf, and ultimately went with the candidate from York County.

But Wolf didn't get his vote because he's local.

"I think he has the best shot in the general election, and I don't want anymore (Gov. Tom) Corbett," Anderson said.

He said he doesn't like Corbett's education policy or his light touch with oil and gas companies drilling in the state.

"He should've taxed the fracking companies. They're not hard up for money. Pennsylvania is," Anderson said.

Myrna Henninger, a 51-year-old West York resident, also thinks Wolf has the best chance at beating Corbett in November.

"I don't usually vote in primary elections, but I came out today to show my support for Mr. Wolf. I like that he has run a nice campaign. I think he's an intelligent man and would be good for Pennsylvania," she said.

Liz Senft, a 62-year-old York Township voter, said she never misses an election and definitely wouldn't miss Tuesday's primary.

"I'm supporting Tom Wolf because I believe he will win in November, but I honestly also like Allyson Schwartz and Katie McGinty. They're good candidates, but I don't see them beating Corbett," she said.

Senft said she didn't vote for him because he's local, "but it would be nice for York County to have a local guy in the governor's seat. I think the whole state will love him."

Dave Miller declined to say who he chose in the primary.

The 77-year-old Republican from Glen Rock said he hoped more voters would show up at the polls.

"There aren't many out there, but us old-timers. When people don't show up, they don't get to complain about people who get to make the decisions. If you want a different person making the decisions, get out here and vote for them," Miller said.

The turnout of was also light at Lincoln Fire Co., 800 Roosevelt Ave. in York City, said Ned Rentzel, elections judge. 

"It's been steady, a couple voters here and there, but not really busy. We've had about 50 voters in two hours. That's pretty normal for a primary here," he said.