Thousands of people in Broome, Tioga and surrounding counties headed to the polls today to cast their ballots for president and many local races.

Voters were greeted by sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 30s early this afternoon.

Observers around the region reported turnout appeared to be heavy at several polling places with lines at many locations as people waited to vote.

Some voters were given an "I Voted" sticker to sport for the rest of the day.

Before heading out to vote, area residents are advised to double check the location of their polling place. Many voting sites have been changed as part of a consolidation. In some cases, that means voters will have to travel a greater distance to cast their ballot.

Polls in New York state are to be open until 9 p.m. In Pennsylvania, they're scheduled to remain open until 8 p.m.