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Council Race Runoff Election Today

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Polls will be open till 7:00 tonight in the Austin City Council runoff election

Voting is underway in the Austin City Council Place three runoff election. Polls will be open until 7:00 p.m.

Incumbent Randi Shade finished second in the May general election to challenger Kathie Tovo. Turnout for that vote totaled 7.4% of eligible voters. Early voting for today's runoff election ended Tuesday, after drawing 5.8% of Austin's voters to the polls. The race has become contentious, with each side trading barbs about public safety funding, city support for Formula One racing and election law violations.

KUT will have results on-air and online tonight, as soon as they're available.

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.
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