Update (12:00 a.m.) - In the race for mayor, Cathy Murillo is leading with 5,016 votes, followed by Frank Hotchkiss with 4,129 votes, Angel Martinez with 3,542 votes, Hal Conklin with 3,240 votes, and Bendy White with 2,191 votes.
In the race for District 4 city council member, Kristen Sneddon is leading with 2,420 votes, followed by Jay D. Higgins with 1,863 votes, and Jim Scafide with 646 votes.
In the race for District 5 city council member, Eric Friedman is leading with 2,001 votes, followed by Warner R. McGrew with 1,705 votes.
In the race for District 6 city council member, Gregg Hart is leading with 1,235 votes, followed by Jack Ucciferri with 610 votes, and Aaron Solis with 334 votes.
So far, it appears voters are in favor of Measure C, with 9,995 "Yes" votes and 8,000 "No" votes.
Update (10:45 p.m.) - The campaign manager for Cathy Murillo says Frank Hotchkiss conceded the mayoral race.
“I look forward to leading this city and also serving this city," said Murillo, who is currently in the lead with 27 percent of the vote. "You know, in a democracy, the people are the boss and they tell you what they want. So I’m here to make Santa Barbara a better place to live and work.”
ORIGINAL STORY - Early results are in for Santa Barbara's General Municipal Election on Nov. 7.
Voters cast their ballots for a new mayor, District 4-6 council members, and a one-cent sales tax measure.
In the race for mayor, Cathy Murillo is leading with 4,577 votes, followed by Frank Hotchkiss with 3,912 votes, Angel Martinez with 3,204 votes, Hal Conklin with 2,897 votes, and Bendy White with 2,084 votes.
In the race for District 4 city council member, Kristen Sneddon is leading with 2,218 votes, followed by Jay D. Higgins with 1,713 votes, and Jim Scafide with 584 votes.
In the race for District 5 city council member, Eric Friedman is leading with 1,862 votes, followed by Warner R. McGrew with 1,613 votes.
In the race for District 6 city council member, Gregg Hart is leading with 1,165 votes, followed by Jack Ucciferri with 582 votes, and Aaron Solis with 324 votes.
So far, it appears voters are in favor of Measure C, with 9,162 "Yes" votes and 7,381 "No" votes. If passed, Measure C will enact a one-cent sales tax estimated to generate approximately $22 million annually to help pay for infrastructure repairs and maintenance of essential services.
These results are considered "semi-official" until all of the vote-by-mail ballots are counted, which is expected to take several days.
Voter turnout was nearly 35 percent as of Tuesday evening.
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Santa Barbara city officials count ballots Tuesday evening. (KSBY photo)
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