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Oneida County voters approve legislature size reduction

ONEIDA COUNTY (WKTV) - Voters in Oneida County have approved a reduction in the size of their legislature. Read More »

Carpenter: "I promise not to let them down"

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Celebrations filled Herkimer's Waterfront Grille Tuesday night after votes came in showing Acting District Attorney Jeff Carpenter as the projected winner for Herkimer County District Attorney. Read More »

Current representatives Tenney, Lopez, Butler, Magee will return to NYS Assembly

(WKTV) - With 99 percent of voting precincts reporting in, current Assemblyman Marc Butler will serve another term, this time in the newly-created 118th Assembly District. Read More »

Hanna continues in Congress as winner in 22nd district

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Congressman Richard Hanna has announced victory in the race for the 22nd District. Challenger Dan Lamb called Hanna to concede. Read More »

Jeff Carpenter wins Herkimer County DA race

HERKIMER COUNTY (WKTV) - The race for the Herkimer County District Attorney seat was hot, but acting district attorney Jeff Carpenter came out on top. Read More »

Local Update: 9:24 p.m.

Here is a Decision 2012 Election Night Update from NEWSChannel 2, including a live report from Hotel Utica where Congressman Hanna is has his election headquarters. Read More »

Senator Gillibrand wins election for first full term

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Democratic U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has won election to her first full term representing New York, fending off a challenge from Republican Wendy Long. Read More »

Local Update: 8:54 p.m.

Here is a Decision 2012 Election Night Update from NEWSChannel 2, including a live report from Hotel Utica where Congressman Hanna is has his election headquarters. Read More »

101st Assembly candidates cast votes in race for expansive re-structured district

DECISION 2012 (WKTV) - The 101st Assembly District is considered by many as a geographically challenging district since its redistricting and now runs from New Hartford and Paris in Oneida County through Herkimer and Otsego Counties all the way to Orange County. Read More »

22nd Congressional candidates make final push

DECISION 2012 (WKTV) - The polls have been open for more than 12 hours, and as voters cast their final ballots, they choose who they want to lead them in the Senate, the House of Representatives and even the White House. Read More »

Herkimer County District Attorney candidates take to the polls

HERKIMER, N.Y. (WKTV) - Residents steadily came in to vote at the Herkimer VFW Tuesday for Election Day including the two candidates running for Herkimer County District Attorney. The current Acting DA Jeff Carpenter cast his vote at 4 pm, his opponent, Mary Iocovozzi voted earlier in the afternoon, both feeling confident, but agreeing you never know until all the votes come in. Read More »

118th Assembly candidates cast their ballots in 2012 election

DECISION 2012 - Redistricting made for a different kind of campaign for the candidates in the 118th State Assembly District. Democrat Challenger Joseph Chilelli and Current Republican Assemblman Marc Butler may have differing views on issues affecting their district, but both candidates agree that this time around, it's a different type of race. Read More »

Oneida County Polling Places

(WKTV) - Here's a list of polling places in Oneida County for Decision 2012. Read More »

John Zogby says "Dead Heat" for Presidential Election

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - International Pollster John Zogby was in WKTV studios Monday night, giving his analysis for Tuesday's Presidential Election for a Canadian Television station. As founder of the Zogby Poll, the Utica native says the latest polls are tied, almost to the tenth of a percent and that who wins, is going to depend on voter turnout. Read More »

Monday is final day to postmark absentee ballots

(WKTV) - All absentee ballots must be postmarked Monday, November 5 to be counted in the 2012 election, according to the New York State Board of Elections. Read More »

84th annual Political Breakfast held at Temple Beth El

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - About 100 Utica area voters turned out to listen to some of the candidates they will be deciding whether to vote for come Tuesday. It was part of the 84th Annual Temple Beth El Political Breakfast. Read More »

Decision 2012: Local Races

Election Day is November 6 across the nation. In addition to the presidential race, New Yorkers will vote for one senator and all of the congressional races are on the ballot, most of which have newly draw district lines. Read More »

Bill Clinton campaigns in Syracuse, Rochester for congressional races

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKTV/AP) - Former President Bill Clinton spent Friday afternoon in upstate New York, helping out three fellow Democrats in their congressional races. Read More »

New York seeing flood of outside money from super PACs

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Millions of dollars from super PACs and other outside sources are pouring into New York. The money is funding an onslaught of negative ads that cast targeted U.S. House candidates as job-killing, middle class-taxing, Medicare-slashing, tea partying enemies of democracy. Read More »

Oneida County sample ballot misspells Obama's name

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - Oneida County is making national news this weekend and county election officials are scrambling now just about 23 days away from Election Day after a sample ballot spelled President Barack Obama's name incorrectly. Read More »

GOP Senate candidate Wendy Long could have uphill fight

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Republican Senate candidate Wendy Long is a steadfast conservative running in a reliably Democratic state. By the usual measures used to assess political races - polls, money, name recognition - Long is far behind incumbent Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. Read More »

Congressional Candidate Lamb opens campaign office

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - The 22nd Congressional Race has only a month of campaigning left before Election Day. Democrat Dan Lamb opened up an office in Oneida County. Read More »

2012 New York State Primary Results

Results the New York State Primary on September 13, 2012. Read More »

Tenney wins Republican Primary for 101st Assembly Seat

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney has won the 101st State Assembly Republican Primary, NEWSChannel 2 projects. Read More »

James Seward wins Republican Primary for 51st State Senate

ONEONTA, N.Y. (WKTV) - NEWSChannel 2 projects that incumbent James Seward will win the Republican Primary for the 51st State Senate seat. Read More »

2012 New York State Primary Races

These are the races being voted on in the New York State Primary on September 13, 2012. Read More »

Lamb, Hanna both say they want more research done on hydrofracking

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y. (WKTV) - Democratic Congressional Candidate Dan Lamb visited Old Path Farm in New Hartford Thursday to discuss his views opposing the highly controversial issue of hydrofracking. Read More »

Candidates prepare for 101st Assembly District Primary

DECISION 2012 (WKTV) - A current NYS Assemblywoman will square off in next week's republican primary against a 27-year-old downstate mayor. Read More »

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