Morales projected to win Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 1 seat

Pflugerville voters created a sixth council member by passing Prop. 1

Pflugerville voters created a sixth council member by passing Prop. 1

Final update 10:36 p.m.


Vincent Morales is the projected winner in the Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 1 race with 53 percent of the vote. With 36 of 37 precincts reporting, Morales received 27,940 votes to incumbent Richard Morrison's 24,816 votes. All results are unofficial until canvassed.


"I want to thank [Commissioner Morrison] for his service over the last four years," Morales said. "I plan to roll up my sleeves and start getting to work to prioritize the issues so we can start setting our goals. I want to thank everyone for their support. My plan is to do the best, not just for Precinct 1 but for all of Fort Bend County."


Commissioner Morrison could not be reached for comment.


Morales holds on to Precinct 1 lead with majority of precincts reporting
Updated 9:39 p.m.


With 36 of 37 precincts reporting, Vincent Morales holds his lead with 53 percent of the vote, 27,940 votes, while incumbent Richard Morrison has 47 percent of the vote with 24,816 votes. All results are unofficial until canvassed.


 

Morales takes early lead in Precinct 1 commissioner race


Updated 7:29 p.m.


Just over 44,800 voters cast early ballots in the Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 1 race. Incumbent Democrat Richard Morrison received 21,096, or 47 percent, of the early vote. Republican candidate Vincent Morales received 23,705, or almost 53 percent of the early vote.


All results are unofficial until canvassed.



Long lines at Gallery Furniture polling location


Updated 6:36 p.m.


With less than an hour remaining before polls close, wait times are running more than 40 minutes at the Gallery Furniture and Randalls New Territory polling locations, according to Fort Bend County.The county website maintains a map with polling locations and wait times.



Morrison, Morales gear up for precinct 1 race


Updated 2:53 p.m.


More than 200,000 Fort Bend County residents cast their ballots during early voting, and another 55,646 sent in their absentee ballots by mail. For Richmond residents, the Fort Bend County Commissioner Precinct 1 race is one of several contested races in the county.


Incumbent Democrat Richard Morrison is facing Republican party challenger Vincent Morales in the race. The candidates answered three questions in our Election Guide Q&A last month.


If you still need to cast your ballot, Election Day polling locations are open until 7 p.m. today. For a list of polling locations, visit our Vote 2016 election guide or the Fort Bend County Election Day page.