Voter turnout was fairly strong Tuesday morning at several polling locations across the area.
In Clarence - resident Linda Carpenter told WBFO News given the poor economy - she found herself paying more attention than ever to the candidates in all races.
Carpenter said she hopes her vote "makes things better for everybody."
"I was retired and I couldn't stay retired. I would like to go back to being retired," said Carpenter.
Outside a polling place in the City of Buffalo - Lisa said she's quote "sticking with change" and she hopes President Obama wins..
"Another four years I think he could turn it around and make it better than what it is. I don't think four years was enough. He did make some changes, but I think he could make some more," said Lisa, Buffalo voter.
Joe - a Clarence resident told WBFO News he came out "to vote against President Obama."
Just look at the way the economy is right now. I don't like the things that he has been doing. We gave him a chance. Now it is time for a different change, that's all," said Joe, a Clarence voter.
In the City of Buffalo - Stacey Willis had a different take on why he voted for change.
"Actually, the problem is Bush did too much. You know you can't cover a bullet wound with a Band-Aid over night," said Willis a Buffalo voter.
Polls close at 9 p.m. in New York State. Listen for complete Election 2012 results form NPR and WBFO Tuesday evening starting at 8 p.m.