BRISTOL, Tenn. --- The Sullivan County Election Commission has posted early voting results and they show Vince Turner and Mahlon Luttrell in the lead for the two open seats on Bristol Tennessee City Council.

Voters went to the polls today to fill two at-large seats on the Bristol Tennessee City Council, two at-large seats on the Bristol Tennessee Board of Education and the position of Juvenile Court Clerk. Early voting occurred from May 1 to May 16.

In the council race early voting results show Turner leading, followed by Luttrell. Mile Vance received the third highest share of the early vote, and is followed by Steve Willinger, David Chapman and Danny Lee McDonald.

In the Board of Education the two leading candidates based on early voting results are newcomer Eric Cuddy and incumbent Derek Linkous. Incumbent David Welch received the third highest share of the early vote, followed by Frank Slaughter Jr. and Jimmy Darnell.

Rebecca Akard is the only person who received a write-in votes during early voting.

Update:

Several of the eight voting precincts in Bristol, Tennessee have posted results to the Sullivan County Election Commission.

Vince Turner continues to lead with about 30.4% of the reported vote, followed by Mahlon Luttrell at 26.6%. Miles Vance continues to hold third with about 20.9% of the reported results followed by Steve Willinger at 12.5%, David Chapman at 8.3% and Danny Lee McDonald at 1.2%.

In the Board of Education the two leading candidates based on the currently posted election results are newcomer Eric Cuddy at 32.3% and incumbent Derek Linkous at 30.7%. Incumbent David Welch has the third highest share of the votes at 18.9%, followed by Frank Slaughter Jr. at 10.4% and Jimmy Darnell at 7.7%.

Rebecca Akard is the only write-in candidate for Juvenile Court Clerk.

The Sullivan County Election Commission has yet to post the official results for the elections across the county. Keep checking in with the Bristol Herald Courier for up to date election results.

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