Erie County Sheriff, Clerk, Buffalo Mayor seats contested on Election Day

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Tuesday, November 7 is Election Day.

Although there are no races this year for state or federal offices, there are a number of important races and issues on the ballot. That includes three statewide ballot questions.

  • Question one asks if you think New York State should have a constitutional convention. (For more information about the constitutional convention, go to this link: )
  • Question two asks if you think judges should be able to reduce, or even revoke, public pensions for public officers who are convicted of a felony that is related to their job.
  • Question three would authorize use of the Adirondack Forest Preserve for projects like bike paths, utility work and road repairs.

Some of the major races happening in western New York this year are those for Erie County Sheriff, Erie County Clerk and Mayor of Buffalo.

  • Incumbent Sheriff Tim Howard (R) is being challenged by Bernie Tolbert (D) in a hotly contested race.
  • Assemblyman Mickey Kearns faces a challenge from Steven Cichon for Erie County Clerk.
  • Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown has three challengers — Mark Schroeder, Anita Howard and Terrance Robinson

“We’ve made tremendous progress in the city of Buffalo, we’ve partnered with the community in making that progress and we want to continue to work for the people of Buffalo for another 4 years so that we can keep progress going, businesses going, and jobs being created,” said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.

Polls in Erie County are open from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m.

MORE | See election results as they come in here.

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