Deborah Peoples gains the most votes over Mattie Parker in a crowded 10-candidate Fort Worth mayoral race. Those two now head to a June runoff. We take a look at what the runoff is going to look like.

Wondering about voting participation? In Tarrant County, the voter turnout was 14.15 percent. There were 165,661 ballots cast from 1,170,379 registered voters.

11:45 p.m.: Results are unofficial, but here are some results from key races:

Winners from key Fort Worth races:

Fort Mayor

Mattie Parker and Deborah Peoples will head into a runoff Brian Byrd finishes third, Steve Penate fourth and Ann Zadeh fifth.

Fort Worth City Council

District 2

Carlos Flores (65%) wins the race outright, avoiding a runoff by beating Juan Sixtos, Theodore Gray and Jen Sarduy.

District 3

Michael Crain (71%) also avoids a runoff and and wins the race outright over seven other candidates.

District 4

Cary Moon (51%) wins the seat outright, avoiding a runoff against Tara Wilson, Jorge Chavez, Max Striker and Kristie Hanhart.

District 5

No runoff here, either. Gyna Bivens takes the seat with 63 percent of the vote.

District 6

This district will see a runoff between Jungus Jordan and Jared Williams (44-34%).

District 7

This district will also see a runoff, between Zeb Pent and Leonard Firestone (33-28%).

District 8

Another runoff here. Kelly Gray(44%) will face Chris Nettles (46%).

District 9

Yet another runoff, with Elizabeth Beck facing Fernando Peralta (43-13%) in a crowded field.

Fort Worth ISD

District 4: Daphne Brookins beats Wallace Bridges (76-24%).

District 7: Michael Ryan tops Norman Robbins (63-27%)

District 8: Anael Luebanos takes the seat over Brianna Guerrero (74-26%)

District 9: Roxanne Martinez and Cade Lovelace will head to a runoff (49-28%). Michael Shedd finished third.

City of Arlington


Jim Ross barely misses winning the race outright, falling short of the 50 percent-plus-one-vote needed. He will face Michael Glaspie in a runoff (47-21%).

Tarrant County Regional Water District

Top three win seats:

11:20 p.m. Unofficial final results are in. Here’s how the Fort Worth mayor’s race finished.

10:37 p.m.: Here’s the latest in the US Representative District 6 race. If Tarrant County results hold steady across the district, it looks like Susan Wright and Jana Lynn Sanchez will head to a runoff in a crazily contested 23 candidate field. Update: Across the district, the runoff will be between Susan Wright and Jake Ellzey.

10:25 p.m.: Here are the updated results in the Tarrant County Regional Water District:

9:30 p.m.: With 100 of 173 voting centers reporting, it’s looking increasingly like a Peoples-Parker runoff.

9:15 p.m.: Jim Ross has dipped below that magical 50 percent-plus-one-vote in the Arlington mayoral race to avoid a runoff.

8:45 p.m.: Here’s a look at the Fort Worth mayoral race after the latest numbers (about an additional 4K votes counted). Deborah Peoples has increased her lead, and Mattie Parker sits comfortably in second:

8:30 p.m.: No more results have been released yet. Voter turnout in Tarrant County after early voting stands at 8.5 percent, with 100,141 ballots cast out of 1,170,379 registered voters.

7:45 p.m.: Here’s a closer looks at the early voting numbers in the Fort Worth mayoral race:

Deborah Peoples leads with 34.65 percent (13,134)

Mattie Parker is next with 32 percent (12,152)

Brian Byrd is third with 15.3 percent (5,735)

Anne Zadeh is fourth with 7.97 (3,021)

Steve Penate is fifth with 7.69 percent (2,914).

The top two candidates will head to a runoff election in June.

Each of the 10 candidates has at least 150-plus votes, save Mylene George.

7:43 p.m. Here’s an early looks various mayoral races in Tarrant County:

7:35 p.m.: Here’s a look at the early numbers in the Fort Worth ISD races:

District 4: Daphne Brookins has a big early lead over Wallace Bridges.

District 7: Michael Ryan leads Norman Robbins.

District 8: Anael Luebanos takes a sizable early lead.

District 9: Roxanne Martinez jumps to big lead. If this holds, she will avoid a runoff.

7:30 p.m.: If Jim Ross keeps this lead up, there won’t be a runoff in the Arlington mayoral race.

7:25 p.m.: Here’s a look at the US Representative, District 6 race. It’s pretty close between Jane Sanchez and Susan Wright after early votes.

7:19 p.m.: Here;s a look at the Fort Worth City Council races:

District 2

Carlos Flores has a huge lead

District 3

Michael Crain takes a big early lead:

District 4

Cary Moon is in the lead, by sizable standards.

District 5

Gyna Bivens takes a commanding early lead.

District 6

The race is this district is closer than the others, with Jungus Jordan holding a 10 percentage point lead over Jared Williams.

District 7

This race looks like it will come down to Zeb Pent and Leonard Firestone.

District 8

Another close district race between Kelly Allen Gray and Chris Nettles.

District 9

Among the candidates in this race, Elizabeth Beck takes a commanding early leade.

7:05 p.m.: Unofficial early voting results are released. For Fort Worth mayor, Mattie Parker and Deborah Peoples sprint out to sizable early leads. There have been nearly 38K votes counted so far.

7:01 p.m.: Most observers expect there to be a runoff, among four leading contenders: Brian Byrd, Mattie Parker, Deborah Peoples or Ann Zadeh.

7 p.m.: Most eyes will be on the Fort Worth mayoral race, as voters will elect a new mayor for the first time in more than 10 years. Early voting numbers should be posted soon.

6:50 p.m.: We’ll be posting live updates all night long for Tarrant County election races. Make sure you keep coming back.
We did comprehensive reporting on a few key races, including the Fort Worth mayor’s race. You can review it all right here.

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