City Council Elections
7:51 pm
Sat May 12, 2012

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.

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.