BOISE -- Pollsters say voter turnout today is exactly what they expected, slow and steady.
When polls opened at Koelsch Elementary School in Boise there were only two people standing in line ready to vote.
Since 8 a.m. there has been a small amount of voters going in and going out, with each voter taking less than a minute to cast their ballot.
Election judge Quane Kenyon says in the first hour and half of voting they got as many votes as they did in the first 10 minutes of last year's presidential election.
But many expected this low voter turnout. KTVB political analyst Jim Weatherby says traditionally city elections bring out few voters.
Some voters we talked with say this election is however crucial because voters are choosing the people who make the decisions that directly affect us in our cities.
"I think it's important that we as citizens, that we start with city and state officials. Voting in the people that we feel will do the best job for us as Americans," said Boise voter Terry Lynn Reynolds.
“City council they're going to be doing important things for us. I mean the president he's across the country. The city council people, they're going to be doing more stuff for us, specifically what your taxes pay for," said Boise voter Jared Burkhalter.
Garden City is also seeing this low voter turnout. Mayor John Evans is running unopposed and two city council members also don't face any challengers.
"Everyone knows the situation but they appreciate the opportunity to vote, so that's what they're doing," said Donna Brown, Garden City election judge.
Weatherby says a 30 to 35 percent voter turn out would be great for this election.