Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry was elected today for a second term. The Republican won more than 50 percent of the vote, avoiding a runoff election with one of two challengers.
Berry had 73 percent of the vote among early and absentee ballots Tuesday and 68 percent of the total vote.
Former Deputy City Attorney Pete Dinelli had 27 percent of the vote and retired police sergeant Paul Heh had 3 percent.
Early and absentee votes represent about 40 percent of the total number of votes estimated to have been cast in this year's election.
Berry is the city's first Republican mayor in two decades.
Editor's Note: This article has been updated to reflect final vote tallies.