The polls are open across the border .as voters head to the polls to elect, mayors, sheriffs, judges and municipal legislators.
Buffalo mayor Byron Brown is up against Republican challenger Sergio Rodriquez who is considered the underdog in the race.
Voters across the state will also get a say on casino gambling.
One of several referendum questions on the ballot asks voters if they approve of a plan to set up seven privately run casinos across the state
The City of Niagara Falls, is not in the running should voters say yes because of the current pact between the state and the Seneca Nation