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Early Voting: First Day Turnout Highest In A Decade

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David Martin Davies | Texas Public Radio

Nearly 13,000 early voters cast a ballot on the first day of the mayoral runoff election on Tuesday.

That’s the highest first day turnout seen in a decade, according to the Bexar County elections office.

In the last mayoral runoff two years ago only about 7,400 people voted in the first day of early voting.  That’s when Ron Nirenberg unseated former Mayor Ivy Taylor.

Nirenberg now seeks a second term in office, and District 6 councilman Greg Brockhouse is challenging his re-election.

There are 24 early voting sites open for the runoff. The polls close today at 6:00 p.m. and re-open tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. Election day is June 8.

To find out more about candidates, polling places and times, check out our voting guide.