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Voting Results at 7:30 p.m.

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Photo by Matt Largey for KUT News
Supporters of Austin Council Member Randi Shade gather to watch election results at the Galaxy Cafe.

Polls closed in Central Texas about a half-hour ago, and the first results are in.  Austin voters are deciding on three city council races.

In Place 1:  Incumbent Chris Riley is leading three opponents in a bid for his first full term on the council.  Riley is polling 64 percent in early results. He was elected two years ago to fill out Lee Leffingwell's term on the council, when Leffingwell was elected mayor.

In Place 3:  City Council Member Randi Shade trails community activist Kathie Tovo by 43 to 33 percent.  Shade is seeking her second term.

In Place 4:  Laura Morrison appears on her way to a second term.  She's pulling 70 percent of the vote over two opponents.

Voters in the Eanes school district are saying yes to a 54-million dollar facilities improvement bond, 62 to 38 percent.