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Mark Richardson is a multimedia journalist, editor and writer who has worked in digital, print and broadcast media for three decades. He is a nationally recognized editor and reporter who has covered government, politics and the environment. A journalism graduate from the University of Texas at Austin, he was recently awarded a Foundation for Investigative Journalism grant and has three Associated Press Managing Editors awards for excellence in reporting.
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Early voting numbers rising
Early voters continued to flock to the polls Wednesday to cast ballots for the city’s first single-member district City Council election, the Proposition 1 transit bonds, or other races. The number of voters Wednesday hit 9,798, bringing the three-day total to 37,007, or 5.67 percent of Travis County’s registered voters. Voters at the Randall’s at Research and Braker in District 10 continued to turn out in heavy numbers Wednesday, with 1,029 votes cast. The Ben Hur Shrine Center was one of the busier polling stations with 699 votes Wednesday, bringing the total since the polls opened Monday to 2,069. And so far, 5,587 votes have been cast by mail, while 2,106 votes have been cast via the Travis County Mobile Voter vans, which are in different locations every day. Early voting ends Oct. 31. For information on early voting polling places and mobile voter locations, visit the Travis County Elections website.
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