Austin Early Voting Results
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.
Clay Dafoe: 11.10%, 2,287
Lee Leffingwell (incumbent): 55.25%, 11,381
Brigid Shea: 33.65%, 6,932
Laura Pressley: 45.57%, 9,192
Mike Martinez (incumbent): 54.43%, 10,979
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
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.