The City Clerk’s Office reported Wednesday that 26,853 ballots of the 154,778 mailed have been returned and scanned so far.
That puts turnout so far 17.72 percent.
On Tuesday, the city clerk reported that turnout was nearly 7 percent.
In the April 5 election, 88,960 ballots were cast in the mayor’s race when eight candidates were competing for the post.
Now we’re at 26,853 ballots cast, a little less than one-third of the total cast in April.