With early voting drawing to a close, turnout in the Austin city elections saw an expected uptick. Friday turnout 2,449 votes in all broke this elections previous best of nearly 2,200 on the first day of early voting. Turnout was similar on Saturday, with a total of 2,358 votes, before dropping off on Sunday, with only 897 ballots cast. Total overall turnout for early voting is now 13,713, or 2.87% of registered voters. KUT News had previously described turnout as on track to beat 2011, Austins last City Council election, but possibly not 2009, Austins last mayoral election. And as depicted in the graph above, that prediction looks about right. Plotting the first seven days of early voting from 2009, 2011 and 2012, this election cycles turnout is solidly lodged between Austins last two contests.