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2020 Central Texas Runoff Election Results

Voters wear masks as they enter a polling location on Election Day.
Gabriel C. Pérez
Voters wear masks as they enter a polling location on Election Day.

KUT is following a number of federal, state and local races throughout Central Texas.

People in line when polls close at 7 p.m. will still be allowed to vote, so there's no telling when all the ballots will be counted. The surge in vote-by-mail applications this year could mean final results won't be known by the end of the night.

We'll be updating results below as they are announced. 

RELATED | Sarah Eckhardt, Eddie Rodriguez Poised For A Runoff In Texas Senate District 14 Special Election



Travis County

District Attorney

The responsibilities of the district attorney include prosecuting felony crimes and assisting law enforcement with investigations.

53rd Judicial District  Two Democrats are vyingto compete against Republican Martin Harry.

Results: Moore conceded just before 8 p.m. after early voting results showed Garza with a commanding lead.

Criminal Courts at Law

Criminal Courts at Law preside over class A and class B misdemeanor cases. There are seven such courts in Travis County that deal with criminal cases, but only three are on the primary ballot this year. Judges on Criminal Courts at Law serve four-year terms. 

No. 4

Two Democrats are competing in the runoff.

Results: Malhotra is the presumed winner, according to final unofficial results from Travis County. 

Travis County Attorney

The county attorney prosecutes misdemeanor crimes, obtains protective orders for domestic violence victims, obtains involuntary commitments for certain mentally ill people and advises Travis County elected officials regarding their official duties. The county attorney serves four-year terms. 

Two Democrats are competing in a runoff to get on the ballot in November.        

Results: Eiserloh conceded to Garza after early voting and some Election Day results showed Garza ahead by nearly 14 percentage points.

Travis County Commissioner

A Travis County commissioner drafts and passes policies for the county, much like a city council member does for the city. There are four county commissioners in Travis County, plus the county judge, who is elected countywide. 

Precinct 3 includes much of western Travis County from Downtown Austin to Lost Creek out to the edge of Burnet County. Two Democrats are in a runoffto face Republican Becky Bray in November.

Results: Howard declared victory after early voting and some Election Day results showed her ahead by about 30 percentage points.

Special Election

Former Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt is leading in the Texas Senate District 14 special election to replace Kirk Watson, who left his seat to become the first dean of the University of Houston’s Hobby School of Public Affairs.

Eckhardt, who has 49.66% of the vote, is heading to a runoff with state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, if the results remain unchanged. Mail-in ballots that were postmarked on Election Day will be part of the final tallies if county officials received them by 5 p.m. Wednesday, the Texas Tribune reports.

Eckhardt needs 50% of the vote to avoid a runoff. Six candidates were running in the special election.

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