Thursday is Primary Election Day

September 12, 2012 Updated Sep 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM EDT

By John Borsa

September 12, 2012 Updated Sep 12, 2012 at 11:19 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Polling places open at 6 a.m. on Thursday for Primary Elections in New York State.

There are a number of key local races, including the Democratic Primary for the 63rd Senate Seat. Incumbent Tim Kennedy is being challenged by Betty Jean Grant.

In the 149th Assembly District race, incumbent Sean Ryan faces fellow Democrats Kevin Gaughan and Joseph Mascia.

"So it's a three-way primary, so that's going to be an interesting race," Eyewitness News Political Analyst Bob Davis said.

One of the biggest races is the one for the 60th State Senate District. Incumbent Republican Mark Grisanti is facing a Primary battle from Kevin Stocker while three Democrats are battling it out: Chuck Swanick, Michael Amodeo and Al Coppola.

"Well it's still a heavily Democratic district - the Republicans need to keep that seat in November in order to maintain a majority in the state senate. People are going to be watching that race tomorrow," Davis said.

Watch Eyewitness News at 11:00 on Thursday night for the latest Primary Election results and analysis.