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Austin Early Voting Results

Did you follow this graffiti's advice? Only 5% of registered voters voted early.
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Did you follow this graffiti's advice? Only 5% of registered voters voted early.

Early voting results are out in the Austin city elections. All incumbents are in the lead.

In the mayor's race, Lee Leffingwell is leading Brigid Shea by a margin that should probably hold all night.  

In Place 2 things are closer, but incumbent Mike Martinez still leads Laura Pressley.

In the most crowded race, Place 5 incumbent Bill Spelman is having little trouble, with 55% of the vote – currently enough to keep him out of a runoff.

Place 6 council member Sheryl Cole leads challenger Shaun Ireland, 70 percent to 30 percent.

Mayor’s race

Clay Dafoe: 11.10%, 2,287

Lee Leffingwell (incumbent): 55.25%, 11,381

Brigid Shea: 33.65%, 6,932

Place 2

Laura Pressley: 45.57%, 9,192

Mike Martinez (incumbent): 54.43%, 10,979

Place 5

Tina Cannon: 11.09%, 2,140

Dominic “Dom” Chavez: 19.88%, 3,836

David Conley: 3.78%, 730

John Duffy: 5.97%, 1,152

R.A. “Bo” Prudente: 1.49%, 287

John Rubine: 2.50%, 483

Bill Spelman (incumbent): 55.30%, 10,672

Place 6

Sheryl Cole (incumbent): 69.83%, 13,590

Shaun Ireland: 30.17%, 5,872


Here's some notes from the Travis County Elections Office on today's turnout: 

Travis County Election Turnout Report   · Voting has been steady through the day in Travis County. ·  It appears that turnout will meet first projections for about 10 percent total turnout. ·  Turnout seems to distributed about equally between Early Voting and Election Day. ·  Approximately 23,400 votes were cast during early voting in person and by mail.

Wells has been a part of KUT News since 2012, when he was hired as the station's first online reporter. He's currently the social media host and producer for Texas Standard, KUT's flagship news program. In between those gigs, he served as online editor for KUT, covering news in Austin, Central Texas and beyond.
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