Utica mayoral race too close to call until absentee ballots are counted

The race for Utica mayor is a close one, with just 237 votes separating incumbent Mayor Robert Palmieri and Joseph Marino, the candidate running on the Independence line.

Posted: Nov 5, 2019 11:33 PM
Updated: Nov 6, 2019 12:04 AM

UTICA, N.Y. – The race for Utica mayor is a close one, with just 237 votes separating incumbent Mayor Robert Palmieri and Joseph Marino, the candidate running on the Independence line.

With 100% of precincts reporting, Palmieri has 4,298 votes and Marino has 4,061. A winner cannot yet be officially declared as there are still more than 700 absentee ballots to be counted in this race.

“I’m sure that the absentee ballots may go in the same direction, but whatever it is, it’s been an honor and a privilege to serve such a great community that I have in the city of Utica. And I’m just looking forward to it, and I pray and I wish, that it goes the way it’s going to go, and I’m here for another four years,” said Palmieri while gathered around supporters at 72 Tavern in Utica Tuesday night.

Marino would not comment on the race Tuesday night.

Matthew Arcuri, the Republican in this race, received 861 votes.

For a full list of election results, click here

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