Early voting: A look around NYS

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Voters came out in droves across the state today to cast their ballots early.

Here in Amherst, a decent amount of people were still waiting in line even after polling closed at 6 p.m.

Polling places all across WNY stayed busy for the first day of early voting on Saturday. Our News 4 crew visited multiple sites across Erie and Niagara County.

Some folks say they were in line for a few hours, some for a few minutes. Voters tell us they enjoyed the convenience of being able to vote at any early polling place.

WROC’S Atiya Collins was in Victor, right outside of Rochester, for the kick off of early voting.

At many polling locations across WROC’s region, Collins said they saw cold weather and long lines. Despite the weather, some voters were impressed by the energy in line.

Voting will resume Sunday morning.

Adrienne Smith was at the Southwest Community Center in Syracuse for early voting where she says hundreds lined up to cast their ballots.

Some voters told her they waited in line for more than an hour to make their voices heard.

Voting in Onondaga County stopped at 3 p.m. but will begin again at 10 a.m. Sunday, and go through November 1.

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