Board of Elections

Election Day 2013 results

Nov 5, 2013
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The results are in for Election Day 2013. In western New York the polls opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday.  Several races took center stage including the race for Buffalo Mayor, Erie County Sheriff and Erie County Comptroller.

State Board of Elections officials received a verbal drubbing from commissioners on Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission during a lengthy hearing over their failure to pursue complaints about campaign violations during the past several years.

A State Supreme court judge heard arguments Friday on whether the State Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure’s passage.

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Erie County's comptroller says the Board of Elections is making mistakes in the way it spends taxpayer dollars, in a fight over the best way to manage limited resources.

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Monitors at the Erie County Board of Elections are resuming their count of ballots in the 63rd State Senate primary race between democrats Tim Kennedy and Betty Jean Grant. 

Entering the oversight process, Kennedy, the incumbent, held a lead of 91 votes over Grant, the chair of the Erie County Legislature. 

The Board is counting absentee and affidavit ballots today.  More than 1,100 such ballots have been counted, with about 400 left to tally.  Any disputed ballots will be left to the discretion of State Supreme Court Judge Joseph Glownia.