AUSTIN (KXAN) — Just 5% of eligible voters have cast their ballots so far in a special election to determine Austin’s next city council member.
Voters in District 4 are choosing between seven candidates to replace Greg Casar, who stepped down to run for Congress.
At the conclusion of early voting, just 1,874 of 34,655 registered voters in the district have cast a ballot. That’s a turnout of 5.41%.
Registered voters in 15 precincts are eligible to cast a vote. After early voting, turnout is highest in Precinct 113, which covers areas near Bartholomew Park and Blanton Elementary School. Turnout in the precinct was 13.54% as of Jan. 21.
Election Day is Tuesday, Jan. 25.