GARDEN CITY, NY (WCBS 880) – Some of the Long Island candidates admitted they expected their races to be close.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Now it looks like absentee ballots will be the key.

For one race in particular, it could decide whether Republicans or Democrats control the New York State Senate.

That race is between Democrat incumbant Craig Johnson and Republican challenger Jack Martins.

Two other races on the island are undecided.

For U.S. House, there is the race between incumbent Democrat Tim Bishop and Republican Randy Altschuler in the 1st Congressional District.

Also undecided is the New York State Assembly race between incumbent Democrat Marc Alessi and Republican challenger Dan Losquadro.

All six candidates say they will fight to the bitter end.