Primary Day 2017 in Buffalo

Sep 12, 2017

Primary Day has been bringing out voters. Most eyes may be on Buffalo's Democratic mayoral race, but there is also a hotly-contested Erie County Legislature primary, a number of judicial contests and some faceoffs in the suburbs for supervisor and councilmanic seats.


Primary Day 2017
Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

WBFO News spoke with some Buffalo voters Tuesday morning as they visited polling places in a few districts.

Devon Little moved to Buffalo from New York City about a year ago. She feels it's her duty to cast a vote in the local election.

"I think the police is a huge issue. I would like to see better training with the police. I'm not sure if the current candidates are going to do that, but I hope that over the next four years they work on that issue because it's a huge problem."

WBFO's Jonny Moran found Stephanie Martinez early this morning casting her vote at Hispanics United in the Fillmore district.

"I have two people in mind already. As far as the community, we do need more low income housing, and for the streets to be a little more cleaned up."

At Hutch Tech High School in the Ellicott District, Steve Weiss expressed his concerns about the city and the future, mostly about education  and development on the East Side.

WBFO News will provide Primary Night coverage at 9 p.m. when the polls close. You can also hear in-depth results and analysis on Wednesday's Morning Edition, from 5 to 10 a.m. on WBFO.