The results from the first several precincts are coming now, via the city. Our results display will update dynamically to the right of this post, and on the WBUR home page (wbur.org). If you’re viewing us on mobile, visit wbur.org.
So far, with just 6 percent reporting, Marty Walsh has 29 percent of the vote, followed by John Connolly, with 18 percent.
Update: But subsequent results may come with a bit of a delay, due to city of Boston tech issues:
— Boston Election Dept (@BostonElections) September 25, 2013
Our reporters are at the Election Night parties of most of the candidates. A few reports:
At Conley hq at seaport hotel. Conley staffers say they had a huge gotv effort today. No sign of Conley yet. #wbur
— wburdebbecker (@wburdebbecker) September 25, 2013
— Frederic Thys (@fredthys) September 25, 2013
Arroyo staff tell me late surge among voters today has them feeling optimistic. #bosmayor
— Jack Lepiarz (@Lepiarz) September 25, 2013
As we’re hearing more reports of lighter-than-hoped-for turnout (but fairly average for municipal elections), we’re also hearing about voters’ tough decisions with so many candidates of similar stances on the ballot.
For instance, here’s what Jamaica Plain resident Pat Rutherford told our Asma Khalid:
I could have voted for a number of the candidates in good conscience. But I just decided to vote for [Charlotte Golar Richie] as I walked in there.