The City Council’s special turnout of only 2% after 7 days of early voting

AUSTIN (KXAN) – Less than 2% of eligible voters have cast their ballots in a special election to determine Austin’s next city council member.

District 4 voters choose from seven candidates to replace Greg Casar, who resigned to run for Congress.

After a week of early voting, only 742 of the 34,655 registered voters in the district have cast a ballot. This is a turnout of 2.14 per cent.

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Registered voters in 15 areas are eligible to vote. As of January 17, turnout is highest in Precinct 113, which covers areas near Bartholomew Park and Blanton Elementary School. Despite the highest turnout so far, only 4.86% of registered voters in the district have cast their ballots.

The early voting continues through Friday. The following sites act as early voting sites:

  • City of Austin Permitting and Development Center: 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Dr., Austin
  • Gus Garcia Recreation Center: 1201 E. Rundberg Ln., Austin
  • Chinatown Center: 10901 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin

Election day is Tuesday, January 25th.

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