Today is Election Day as voters head to the polls across the state.

While there are no statewide of federal races on the ballot this year, there are a number of key local races.

Although the results are unofficial the predicted winners are listed in bold.

Supreme Court - Fifth Judicial District

Anthony Brindisi (D) 76,640

Danielle Fogel (R)  96,926


Oneida County Court Judge:

Jason Flemma (R)  26,321

Karen Stanislaus (D)  13,455



Utica Common Council (3 seats)

Samantha Colosimo-Testa (R)  3,805

Frank DiBrango, Jr. (D)    4,065

Mark Williamson (R)  3,161

Jack Lomedico (D)  3,014

Sparkle Anthony (D)  2,266

Ward 1

  • Katie Aiello (D)   239
  • Paul DePietro  (R)   119

 Ward 2

  • Robert Burmaster II (D)   341
  • Amy Jennings  (WW)    121

Ward 3

  • Celeste Friend (D)  1,083
  • Richard Tomaino, Jr. (R)  862

Ward 4

  • Frank Meola   (D)   803
  • John Mirante   (R)   221

Ward 5

  • Delvin  Moody   (D)   309
  • Vincent Donnelly   (R)  148

New Hartford

Town Clerk

  • Cheryl Jassak-Huther (R)  3,107
  • Richard Woodland, Jr. (D) 2,492

Town Highway Superintendent

  • Richard Sherman (R) 3,296
  • Vincent Pristera (D) 2,511

For the rest of the Oneida County races and for results after 9:00, visit

For results from Herkimer County, visit and from Madison County,

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The Better Business Bureau recommends online buyers do research before they click the checkout button.

Here are 11 things you can do to avoid getting ripped off online, according to the Better Business Bureau.

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