UPDATE

About 5% of registered voters in a pair of Dubuque City Council wards have cast ballots in today's primary election. 

As of 3 p.m., 814 voters in Wards 3 and 4 had cast ballots, according to the Dubuque County Auditor's Office. 

Turnout in the Ward 4 race remains stronger than the Ward 3 contest. A total of 444 of 7,487 registered voters  -- or 5.93% -- cast ballots or voted absentee. 

In the Ward 3 race, 370 of 8,739 registered voters -- or 4.23% -- cast ballots or voted absentee. 

UPDATE

About 3.7% of registered voters in a pair of Dubuque City Council wards have cast ballots so far in today's primary election.

As of 11 a.m., 602 voters in Wards 3 and 4 have cast ballots in the primary contest, according to the Dubuque County Auditor's Office. Combined, the wards have 16,226 registered voters.

Three candidates are on the ballot in each race. The top two vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 5 general election. Polls are open until 8 p.m.

In the Ward 3 race, in which North End residents Phil Atkinson, Angie Ma and Danny Sprank hope to advance, 268 ballots had been cast as of 11 a.m. With 8,739 voters in the ward, turnout was at 3.1% so far.

More votes have been cast in the race for Ward 4, which covers much of the downtown area. Brad Cavanagh, Nino Erba and Jay Schiesl hope to secure spots in the November contest.

In Ward 4, which has 7,487 voters, 334 votes were counted by 11 a.m., according to the data. That means turnout so far is 4.5%.

Updated voter turnout data will be released at 3 p.m.

ORIGINAL

Dubuque residents in two of the city’s four wards can head to the polls today to cast their ballots in a primary election.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Two City Council races will be on respective ballots. In each, the top two vote-getters will advance to the Nov. 5 general election.

In Ward 3, Phil Atkinson, Angie Ma and Danny Sprank are running to serve the remaining two years of Kate Larson’s term. Larson resigned from the council in August because she is moving out of the city.

Brad Cavanagh, Antonino Erba and Jay Schiesl are vying to represent Ward 4 after Jake Rios declined to run for re-election.

Residents can find their wards at https://bit.ly/2nYCQ2H. Visit dubuquecounty.org/elections to find polling locations and sample ballots.

Are you unfamiliar with the candidates? Below are profiles that the Telegraph Herald wrote about all six, as well as coverage of a recent candidate forum. 

WARD 3

WARD 4

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