Early voting results released shortly after polls closed at 7 p.m. Tuesday show Sheriff Matt Coates with a lead over his challenger Kent Howell. 

Sheriff Matt Coates has 60 percent of the early votes while challenger Kent Howell has 40 percent.

In the race for House District 59, Stephenville resident Shelby Slawson is winning in early voting with 2,526, incumbent J.D. Sheffield with 884 and Erath County resident Cody Johnson with 616.

Early voting totals in other local races: 

COMMISSIONER PCT. 1

Dee Stephens - 895

Terry Truss - 351

COMMISSIONER PCT. 3

Joe Brown - 587

Justin Slawson - 252

CONSTABLE PCT. 2 

Jonathan Walden - 290

Ryan Gibson - 523

Final results are expected to be released about 9 p.m. Stay connected with yourstephenvilletx.com for updates as election results are announced.