LIVE COVERAGE – Election Day: Hill Takes Schools Bd Seat in Runoff

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8:22 p.m. – Will Huntsberry

Kevin Hill: “I don’t make promises but I will promise you this. I will do my best for the children of this county and for you.”

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8:13 p.m. – Ariella Monti

Heather Losurdo, after getting the final results: “This was not a one shot deal for me. I will continue to advocate for children. I still have things to bring to the table.”

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7:58 p.m. – Staff

With all precincts reporting Kevin Hill has won the race for the school board’s District 3 race. Hill took about 52 percent of the vote and Heather Losurdo has about 48 percent.

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7:52 p.m. – Will Huntsberry

Mack Paul, chair of he Wake Democratic Party, is at Kevin Hill’s party at Milton’s on Six Forks Road. He said, “I was very nervous. This is a tough district. There were more votes that she could tap for this runoff. We knew we had to get everybody to come back out.”

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7:49 p.m. – Staff

With 24 of 26 precincts reporting Hill has an 873-vote lead with 52 percent of the vote.

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7:46 p.m. – Staff

With 14 of 26 precincts reporting the race is getting closer with about 54 percent for Hill and 46 percent for Losurdo, and only about 800 votes separating the two.

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7:32 p.m. – Staff

With early voting totals in, Kevin Hill has 67 percent and Heather Losurdo 33 percent.

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7:30 p.m. – Staff

Polls are officially closed and results will start coming out soon.

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7:28 p.m. – Ariella Monti

Heather Losurdo at Milton's at Wakefield, where her election night party is just beginning.

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7:21 p.m. – Ariella Monti, with Heather Losurdo

Heather Losurdo said she was out all day hitting the polls and talking to people. She said that the critical nature of the race got people out to vote. As she waits for the results she said that she is anxious “yet happy for this chapter to be closed.”

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7:05 p.m. – Staff

Record Reporter Will Huntsberry will be live on Voter Radio at 7:10 to talk about the school board runoff.

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6:36 p.m. – Staff

Coverage tonight comes from reporters Will Huntsberry and Ariella Monti covering the Kevin Hill and Heather Losurdo election night events in District 3, editor Charles C. Duncan Pardo bringing it all together on the live blog, and assistant editor Jennifer Wig with editing, blogging and social media. Send questions and comments to editor@raleighpublicrecord.org or via Twitter to @raleighpublicre.

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6:28 p.m. – Will Huntsberry

It’s official: You’ve had more early voting in the runoff for District 3 than the October election. Over the past couple weeks 1317 voters cast early ballots for the runoff, according to data provided by the Wake County Board of Elections. In the October election 1257 voted early or by absentee ballot. Here’s the bread down for the current numbers: 684 Dems, 334 GOP, 296 Unaffiliated, 3 Libertarians

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6:06 p.m. – Charles C. Duncan Pardo

Polls close at 7:30. Stay tuned here for results and coverage from both Kevin Hill and Heather Losurdo’s election night parties.

One odd coincidence to start off this evening: both Hill and Losurdo are having their election night events at Milton’s. Losurdo will be at the Milton’s in Wakefield and Hill will be at the one on Six Forks.

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Earlier today

Today is Election Day. In Raleigh, voters will settle the District 3 runoff between Kevin Hill and Heather Losurdo. Durham voters are also deciding on a half-cent sales tax that could influence the future of transit in the Triangle.

The polls are open until 7:30 p.m. We’ll be live blogging later today. Meanwhile, if you’re voting today, let us know what you see and experience at the polls on our Facebook page.

Read our past coverage of the District 3 race and surrounding issues:

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