After the race was called on Tuesday night, it's still too soon to declare a winner in the Utica Mayoral race. Absentee ballots still need to be counted, and could determine who comes out on top.

Democrat incumbent Robert Palmieri has nearly 47% of the vote, behind him is common councilman Joseph Marino with 44%.

Republican Matt Arcuri has a little more than 9%.

Palmieri got right back to work on Wednesday on his weekly city sweep. He said he's putting the election out of his mind for now.

"I'm focused. There's a lot of things that we're working on. We've got a lot of great projects on the fire, and we're gonna continue to do what we've done for the last eight years, and hopefully we're going to do that for the next four years," Palmieri said.

Less than 300 votes are between Palmieri and Marino, and there are more than 700 absentees that need to be counted.

Marino posted a status on his Facebook profile saying in part, "It ain't over till it's over and the world was out to get us. So proud of our team."