Early vote totals for Saturday’s runoff election show Councilman Ron Nirenberg (D8) ahead by 7.6 percentage points, 53.8% to 46.2% respectively.
From May 30 through Tuesday, June 6, just over 60,535 people took advantage of the early voting period
On a rainy Tuesday, the first day of early voting, 7,471 San Antonio residents cast votes in the mayoral and City Council runoff races, marking a 7% higher turnout than the first day of early voting for the May 6 general and bond election, when a total of 7,001 people turned out to vote.
By 2 p.m. on Tuesday, the early voting total had already surpassed the number of in-person early votes in 2015
With only two days of early voting to go, the Bexar County Elections Department has recorded a total of 38,307 votes so far.
One sign of San Antonio becoming a better city would be a more robust turnout for elections, one of the best measures of civic engagement.
Election Day in Bexar County ran smoothly, but turnout was lower than election officials had expected.
As early voting came to a close Friday, both Democratic and Republic eyes shifted toward drawing independent votes by Tuesday.
The presidential election is far from over, Republican and Democrat representatives say.
With record highs in voter registration, election officials expect 60-65% of votes this year to be cast between Monday, Oct. 24 through Friday, Nov. 4.