Voters

Mike Desmond / WBFO News

Gov. Andrew Cuomo may be on the ballot Thursday against activist and actor Cynthia Nixon for another term. However, speaking to a roaring crowd of Democratic activists Monday night, he was running against President Donald Trump and never mentioned his actual election opponent.

Officials in New York are conducting a series of cybersecurity drills to test how vulnerable the state's election system is to hacking.

Erie County Board of Elections

The Erie County Board of Elections is starting to move back into its offices in downtown Buffalo, well over a year after a fire roared through its West Eagle Street building.

With no major party opposition, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is expected to cruise to victory in Tuesday's election. However, the lack of a big citywide race in Buffalo could impact Erie County races.

In odd-numbered years, Election Day consists of a hodgepodge of state, local and special elections.

But in an era when, to flip an old phrase, all politics is national, these low-profile, low-turnout elections might have a lot more to say about the direction of the country than may have been the case just a few years ago.

Two governors races and one president in the background

There is some misinformation on social media regarding a key ballot item in next month’s elections on whether to hold a constitutional convention.

Siena Poll: NYers say leave confederate symbols

Sep 7, 2017
National Public Radio

A new Siena poll shows that a majority of New York State voters do not think Confederate statues or memorials should be taken down.

Voters go to the polls in 14 villages

Mar 21, 2017
Erie County Board of Elections

Voters go to the polls in 14 villages Tuesday to elect their local board representatives. Most voting begins at noon, except in Hamburg, where the polls open at 9 a.m.

Polls also are open noon-9 p.m. in Barker, Gowanda and Middleport.

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It goes without saying: a lot of people are on edge over this year's presidential election. One local expert says people are feeling frustrated and helpless by the increasing divide and disrespect. And he believes there will be no relief from it once the votes are counted and a winner is declared.

New York’s restrictive voter access rules came under scrutiny during Tuesday’s Presidential primary. And some are saying there’s a need for changes.