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Stay tuned to 1819 News for live updates on the 2022 midterm elections in Alabama.

Election Day is upon us.

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

In addition to local races, the Yellowhammer State will choose its next U.S. Senator to replace longtime U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Tuscaloosa), vote for congressional seats, governor and more.

Find your local ballot and read about races all over the state here.

Read more about the constitutional amendments on the ballot this cycle here.

Secretary of State John Merrill said that the state is on track for 44% to 45% of registered voters to vote in the midterm elections by the end of Election Day and that things were running smoothly, with only minor hiccups.

UPDATE 10:50 p.m.

Story: Will Ainsworth wins reelection as lieutenant governor of Alabama

UPDATE 10 p.m.:

Story: Katie Britt wins Senate seat — 'Alabama, let’s do this'

UPDATE 9:33 p.m.:

UPDATE 9:24 p.m.:

Incumbent State Sen. Tom Butler (R-Madison) out to an early leader over Kim Lewis (D).

UPDATE 9:20 p.m.:

State Rep. Andrew Sorrell (R-Muscle Shoals) wins the race for State Auditor.

UPDATE 8:55 p.m.:

Per NYT, Dale Strong (R) holds 35-point lead over Kathy Warner-Stanton (D) with 23% of votes counted in Alabama's fifth congressional district. Strong is declaring victory.

UPDATE 8:41 p.m.:

AP calls the races for U.S. Reps. Gary Palmer (R-Hoover), Mike Rogers (R-Saks), Jerry Carl (R-Mobile).

UPDATE 8:37 p.m.:

Nikki Haley congratulates Britt, says she will "be a rockstar in the Senate."

UPDATE 8:30 p.m.:

AP calls it for U.S. Reps. Robert Aderholt (R-Haleyville) and Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) in their reelection bids.

UPDATE 8:25 p.m.:

Lt. Gov. Ainsworth declares victory.

UPDATE 8:02 p.m.:

In conclusion, Britt vows to "work for all Alabamians." She says she will be a voice for parents and will "make Alabama proud."

UPDATE 8:00 p.m.:

Jefferson County GOP chair Paul DeMarco tells 1819 News that things are looking good for Jared Hudson in Gardendale and Hueytown.

UPDATE 7:55 p.m.:

In victory speech, Britt says she's going to "defend faith, family, freedom" as U.S. Senator.

"I believe that food security is national security," she added.

Britt also emphasized the importance of education for the nation's children.

UPDATE 7:30 p.m.:

The scene at Britt's watch party. Those in attendance celebrated her victory with some "Dixieland Delight."

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UPDATE 7:17 p.m.:

AP calls the race for U.S. Senator for Katie Britt to replace her mentor. Not a surprise here either.

UPDATE 7:15 p.m.:

AP calls Ivey's victory right after polls close. No surprise.

UPDATE 7:10 p.m.:

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth (R) posing at his watch party.

UPDATE 6:38 p.m.:

Jefferson County now reporting up to 37% turnout. Approaching 40% could be good for Hudson.

UPDATE 6:24 p.m.:

The scene at Jared Hudson's watch party.

UPDATE 5:20 p.m.:

Jefferson County GOP chair Paul DeMarco tells 1819 News that voter turnout is about 32%. All eyes there are on Jared Hudson (R) challenging Sheriff Mark Pettway (D).

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