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10 p.m.: New Fort Worth City Council members likely will include Charlie Lauersdorf in District 4, Macy Hill in District 7 and whomever wins the runoff in District 11. Alan Blaylock will win the newly created District 10. Blaylock was the council member in District 4 but was forced to run in District 10 because of redistricting.

9:30 p.m.: Potential runoffs at this point:

Fort Worth City Council District 11 (Jeanette Martinez and Rick Herring).

Fort Worth Independent School District 5 (Kevin Lynch and incumbent CJ Evans).

9 p.m.: Mayor Mattie Parker is ready for another term:

8:30 p.m.: Macy Hill says, if results hold, she’s ready to hit the ground running in District 7.

8:05 p.m. Scenes from Election night:

From reporter Haley Samsel:

From reporter Matthew Sgroi:

From reporter Kristen Barton:

From Seth Bodine:

Emily Wolf with a quick Election Night analysis:

7:45 p.m.: In Tarrant County College news, reporter Jacob Sanchez reports:

7:35 p.m.: In Fort Worth City Council District 4:
Charlie Lauersdorf leads Teresa Ramirez with a 60-40 percent tally.

And in new Council District 10, Alan Blaylock leads Brandon Jones with a commanding lead.

7:30 p.m.: In Arlington news, Mayor Jim Ross holds a 6 percentage point lead over Amy Cearnal in early voting results.

7:25 p.m.: From Reporter Seth Bodine, who is covering Fort Worth City Council District 5:

7:20 p.m.: In Tarrant Regional Water District news, reporter Haley Samsel has the details:

Developer Paxton Motheral and real estate broker Charles “C.B.” Team have a commanding lead in the race for two seats on the Tarrant Regional Water District board of directors, according to early voting results.

Motheral, who has fundraised over $134,000, is in first place with 32.2% of early votes. Team, who took over Jim Lane’s seat following his death in November, is following closely behind, with 30.33% of early votes.

Outgoing River Oaks mayor Joe Ashton is in a distant third, earning 19.45%, and locomotive engineer Chad Moore is in fourth with just over 18%.

7:17 p.m.: From reporter Marcheta Fornoff, who is covering the Fort Worth Mayoral race:

Early voting totals point to an easy path for a second term for incumbent Mayor Mattie Parker. She won 70% of the early vote with the support of nearly 19,000 voters.

Challenger Jennifer Castillo is in a distant second place with about 12% of the vote from just over 3,000 voters.

The remaining pool of candidates, Alyson Kennedy, Adrian Devine Smith and Kenneth Bowens Jr. each have less than 10% of the early vote.

Nearly 27,000 early voters cast their ballots for mayor.

7:12 p.m.: Reporter Kristen Barton gives an update on the Fort Worth Independent School District results:

With early voting results in, Fort Worth ISD east side incumbents are leading against challengers.

District 2 incumbent Tobi Jackson is far ahead of Pat Carlson with 70% of 1,314 votes.

In District 3, incumbent Quinton Phillips is leading with 54% of early votes. Mar’Tayshia James is in second place with 24% of votes and Valeria Nevárez is in last place. In early voting, 1,601 ballots were cast.

On the west side, Kevin Lynch is leading District 5 with just under 48% of votes. Incumbent CJ Evans is in second place with 32% of the votes and Josh Yoder is in last place with 19%. For District 5, 3,725 votes were cast in early voting.

In other area school district news, reporter Juan Salinas II reports Tarrant County early voting results:

And Taylor Coit reports:

7:07 p.m.: From reporter Sandra Sadek, who is is covering Fort Worth City Council District 6:

Incumbent Jared Williams is leading the District 6 race with nearly 60% of the votes, according to early voting numbers released by Tarrant County Elections.

Williams is followed by challengers Italia De La Cruz with 30% of the votes and Tonya Carter with just under 10% of the early voting total.

District 6 changed following redistricting in 2022. Fort Worth’s Como neighborhood was included in District 6, despite being over a mile away from the current District 6 boundary.

The district includes parts of southwest Fort Worth, extending south toward Crowley. The district is also one of the city’s most diverse, being relatively evenly split between white, Black and Hispanic residents.

District 6 early voting

7:05 p.m.: Early results are in.

From reporter Emily Wolf:
Early voting results show Jeanette Martinez leading the race for District 11 with 36% of the votes. Rick Herring is a close second with 34.75% of the early votes, and Tara Maldonado- Wilson is a distant third with 17.35%.

District 11 early voting results

Incumbent Elizabeth Beck is ahead in the District 9 race, with 54% of early votes. Pamela Boggess is second, with 34.81% of the votes so far. Candidates Chris Reed and Jason Peña each have less than 10% of the early votes.

Fort Worth City Council District 9 early results

6:50 p.m.: Early voting results are expected to be released about 7 p.m.

Reporter Emily Wolf will be covering two key city of Fort Worth races: District 9 and 11.

Election Day is here! 

Polls close at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 6. If you need some last-minute ABCs, check out our Election Guide here. Also, make sure you stay on this page for live election results as they pour in tonight. Our team of 12 journalists will be all over the city covering the issues and races from this election.

After months of campaigning, thousands of dollars raised and hard work, candidates are ready for the results to roll in. At the end of early voting on May 2, 69,211 ballots had been cast, accounting for 5.7% of registered voters, according to previous Fort Worth Report coverage.

Early voting results are usually released right after 7 p.m. on Election Night.

Here are some Fort Worth Report stories you might find worth reading, in case you missed them earlier.

Campaign Finance

Raising funds is key to any election hopes. Read the latest reports on campaign finance filings.

Fort Worth City Council District 11

In the new District 11, where 63% of residents are Hispanic, five candidates are vying to become the first-ever councilmember to represent neighborhoods in south-central Fort Worth. 

Fort Worth Mayoral race

Four candidates are challenging incumbent Mayor Mattie Parker. Will one of them be able to unseat her?

Fort Worth School Independent School District

Read about how the candidates compare and contrast on several key issues.

Tarrant Regional Water District board

Four candidates are vying for two board member seats. What sets each candidate apart?

For all of our election coverage, head over to Election Central, where you’ll see stories on other key races, including Tarrant County College, and big school district bonds.

And don’t forget: Tarrant County Elections Administrator Heider Garcia is working his last full election for the county, though he’ll probably preside over any runoff elections in June. 

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Committed to strong community journalism, Thomas R. Martinez brings more than 25 years of experience as a writer and editor, mainly in Texas and Colorado. He believes strongly in five core principles of...