The fourth Ward city of Oneonta Common Council candidates are currently tied with 92 votes each. Democrat Michelle Osterhoudt and Independent Jeff Back are both seeking to replace Micheal Lynch who did not run for re-election this year. One affidavit ballot was contested because of a wrong date but it's now expected that it will be opened later this week to possibly determine the winner. In another race too close to call after election night, Democrat Dana Levinson beat incumbent Republican Madolyn Palmer 101-95 for the fifth ward chair.