East Nashville’s Metro Council Districts 5 and 6 — both generating considerable chatter — are not surprisingly leading the way in what has been extremely low early voting turnout for the city’s runoff elections.
The District 6 race between Dave Rich and Peter Westerholm has produced the highest turnout during the first six days of early voting with a total of 250 citizens casting votes.
In all, 866 voters have collectively taken part in Metro’s five council runoffs.
Second in turnout is the contentious District 5 race between Scott Davis and former Councilwoman Pam Murray, with 219 voters taking part in the race to fill outgoing Councilman Jamie Hollin’s seat.
The council’s District 4 race between Brady Banks and David Patterson has attracted 100 voters.
The race featuring the only incumbent — District 33 — has a turnout of 97 voters so far. Councilman Robert Duvall is trying to fend off challenger Page Turner.
Last in turnout is the District 13 race between Marilyn Robinson and Josh Stites. Eighty-four people have voted.
Early voting runs through Sept. 10. Election Day is Thursday, Sept. 15.