Syracuse (WSYR-TV) – People across New York have been at the polls to vote in party primaries on Tuesday.
In Syracuse - all eyes are on the race for mayor - as the winner of the Democratic primary could very well win the general election in November since the Republican Party is struggling to find an official candidate to run.
Current Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner and Democratic candidate cast her ballot at Nottingham High School on Tuesday.
"We set out with a plan to talk about our accomplishments and what we've done and where we've taken the city in the past four years and I feel very good about that and the response we're getting is very good,” Miner said.
Syracuse City Common Councilor and Democratic candidate Pat Hogan began primary election day holding a campaign sign on the corner of Fayette Street and Geddes Street before heading to the polls at Fowler High School.
"I had a lot of thumbs up and people waving and honking their horn so, it's always encouraging that first time somebody recognizes you and gives you the thumbs up that they're going to vote for you,” Hogan said.
Democratic candidate Alfonso Davis filled out his ballot at Nottingham High School and said he believes that he has what it takes to help the city grow.
"I just have this feeling that today is the day that change will happen in the city of Syracuse and we will embark on a new direction and a new future,” Davis said.
As for a Republican challenger, Syracuse lawyer Kevin Kuehner had been tapped by the GOP, but later said he was only holding a spot until after Tuesday's primary to give the party more time to find a viable candidate.
Local Democrats are trying to challenge the move in court.
NewsChannel 9 will bring you the results when they are announced Tuesday night.