By Ann Marie Shambaugh
Zionsville incumbents are experiencing big leads in the polls while races featuring two or more newcomers are much closer after absentee ballot results were released by the Boone County Clerk’s Office.
In District 3, incumbent Tom Schuler has 60.63 percent of the vote compared to 39.38 percent for David J. Boggs. Incumbent Elizabeth Hopper is leading the District 4 race with 59.20 percent of the vote, while challenger Andrew M. Auersch has 40.80 percent.
The race for District 5 is the closest race, with Bret G. Brewer narrowly edging out Joshua Garrett, 50.71 percent to 49.29 percent, respectively. Only two votes separated the candidates after absentee ballot voting totals came in.
In District 2, Kevin Spees is leading with 54.29 percent of the vote. Brett J. Ashton has 42.86 percent of the vote, and Tim Donnar, who withdrew from the race, has 2.86 percent.
Amy Lacy is leading the race for clerk-treasurer with 77.39 percent of the vote, compared to 22.61 percent for current town council member Candace Ulmer.
About 5 percent of registered voters cast early ballots.