The pace has picked up in early voting for next weekend’s city election, though we’re still behind the pace for the 2005 election (which featured the strong mayor initiative).  Through Saturday, some 32,000 people voted, about 5,300 a day. That compares to 6,500 a day in 2005.

We’re about where we were in the 2007 election, which included the mayor’s race. Interestingly, we’re far ahead of the pace in the Trinity referendum in 2007, when just 3,100 people voted early each day.

What does this mean for the hotel vote? A higher early voter turnout is probably good news for those who don’t want to build the hotel. In our neighborhood, almost 900 people have voted at St. Luke’s so far. That compares to the 1,218 early turnout for all of early voting in 2007 in this area.

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