AUSTIN, Texas - The polls are closed and some ballots are still being counted after a busy Election Day in Central Texas and across the country. Millions headed to the polls to make their voices heard in the 2022 midterm elections.
In Texas, all eyes were on the big statewide races as Texans voted for the next governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general. In the end, there weren't a lot of surprises as Republicans maintained control of state leadership in a state that hasn't seen a Democrat win a statewide office since 1994.
Celia Israel and Kirk Watson look to be headed to a runoff to become Austin's next mayor in December.
For city council, only District 8's Paige Ellis and District 1's Natasha Harper-Madison, both incumbents, have been declared winners in their races.
There were also nearly $4.24 billion in school bonds on the ballot with voters approving Austin ISD's $2.4 billion bond package.
Head here for full results but see some results of the big state races below:
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