By Janice L. Habuda
Visits to polling places in Cheektowaga and West Seneca revealed voters had reasons other than the town board races to cast their ballots.
"I really came out because of the .... amendments," Desiree Cummins said, using a profanity, as she left the Seneca Hose Fire Company in West Seneca. Specifically, the proposal that would allow state judges to stay on the bench until age 80.
A woman leaving Hearthstone Manor in Cheektowaga said it was the Erie County comptroller's race that she was interested in. The nice weather also helped get her out.
Perhaps no one said it better than Dolores Mendolia, who cast her ballot at the Harvey D. Morin Post 2940, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in West Seneca: "It's just my privilege to vote and I always like to exercise that," she said.