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Voters head to the polls to decide a number of state and local races.

Most notable decisions are the race for New York Governor with incumbent Democrat Andrew Cuomo looking to retain his seat in a challenge by Republican Rob Astorino and two, third party candidates.

In the Binghamton area, closely watched contests involve the New York State Senate seat pitting long-time incumbent Republican Thomas Libous of Binghamton against former Vestal Town Supervisor, Democrat, Anndrea Starzak.

Another long-time incumbent facing a challenger is Republican Sheriff David Harder, who is facing Binghamton Police Sergeant Chris Bracco.

Polls are open until 9 p.m.