November 14, 2017

Albuquerque mayoral runoff election liveblog

Campaign photos

Tim Keller and Dan Lewis

UPDATE: Our liveblog is done for the night. The archive remains below, and you can read our story on Tim Keller’s victory.

We’re back again tonight with another liveblog on election night. This time, it’s a very short ballot—for most voters in Albuquerque, just one question: Tim Keller or Dan Lewis for Albuquerque mayor.

We will stick around until the bitter end tonight.

The two candidates received the highest amount of votes in the October first round of elections, but neither received the 50 percent necessary to win the race outright.

Tonight, with only two names on the ballot, one will receive 50 percent of the votes cast and will be the next Albuquerque mayor. The winner will take office on Dec. 1.

There’s also a runoff in Albuquerque City Council District 5. Robert Aragon and Cynthia Borrego will face off in that race. This is the district currently represented by Lewis, who opted to not run for another term to instead run for mayor.