The race for the Metro Council’s District 6 seat drove early voting turnout, with the competitive East Nashville district accounting for more than one-third of votes collectively cast across five runoff elections.
The District 6 contest, featuring candidates Dave Rich and Peter Westerholm, garnered 629 of 1,755 total early votes. Early voting concluded Saturday. Election Day is Thursday, Sept. 15.
Turnout for the early voting portion of Metro’s five runoffs was notably low, perhaps in part because citizens could vote at only one designated early voting location — the downtown Metro building, site of the Davidson County Election Commission, on Second Avenue.
Early vote totals in order of turnout for other districts were as follows:
• District 5, between candidates Scott Davis and Pam Murray — 406 votes
• District 33, between candidates Robert Duvall and Page Turner — 256 votes
• District 4, between candidates Brady Banks and David Patterson — 234 votes
• District 13, between candidates Josh Stites and Marilyn Robinson — 229 votes