LIVE BLOG: Election Day– everything you need to know, updates, photos

Nov. 8, 2016 – ELECTION DAY IS HERE. This live blog will be updated throughout the day with voting resources, poll updates, viewer photos, and more. Tweet us your Election Day photos @whnt, talk to us on Facebook, or email your photos to us at photo@whnt.com.

Happy voting!

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Denise Vickers November 8, 20166:54 pm

The Madison County Democratic Party has a VIP in the house. A cardboard version of their candidate.

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As of 7 p.m. ET, more than 7.5 million people on Facebook in the U.S. have shared that they voted. 

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AT 7:00pmET CBS NEWS  MADE THE FOLLOWING PROJECTIONS:

PRESIDENT:

INDIANA– TRUMP

KENTUCKY – TRUMP

VERMONT – CLINTON

Denise Vickers November 8, 20165:21 pm

Here’s who will be providing insight, context and perspective to our live continuous coverage on our app and Facebook throughout the night. Read more about them.

Claire Aiello November 8, 20165:18 pm

Winchester Road is still a mess — the Sheriff’s Office asks you to avoid this road unless you’re voting at Cove Church.  Here’s more.

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A wreck on the Memorial Parkway could delay voters who planned to cast their ballot after work.  Traffic is slow-going around Bob Wallace and Drake Avenues.

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Drew Galloway November 8, 20164:40 pm

From the Madison County Sheriff’s Office – Heavy traffic in the area of 254 Allen Drake Monrovia Community Center due to voting.

If that’s on your commute home, it’s probably best to take a different way home.

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WHNT’s David Kumbroch participated in a Live Facebook event today presented by Tribune Broadcasting. Reporters in more than 25 cities gave updates on election issues in their cities.

Click here to watch it.

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Volunteers and staff at Restoration Church in Madison on Wall Triana greeted voters with free pizza and donuts. They told us they’re having a lot of fun there.

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We’re still at the Oakwood University polling location.

Megan Brantley WHNT is here with James Riley. James is a charter member of Zeta Alpha Gamma Psi, and they are giving free rides to ANYONE who needs a ride to various polling locations around Madison County.

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We’re at the Oakwood University polling location– it’s still packed!

Sarah Macaluso WHNT is here to give you a quick update on what to expect throughout the day.

Claire Aiello November 8, 201610:48 am

Have you run into an issue at a polling location? Contact our Taking Action team to make them aware of it. 

You should also report the issue to the Secretary of State’s office: Call 1-800-274-8683 or visit Stopvoterfraudnow.com.

Claire Aiello November 8, 201610:45 am

Here are useful laws to know when going to vote, compiled by WHNT News 19’s Brian Lawson.

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Long wait lines at Oakwood University — some people say they’ve been waiting for 2 hours to vote.

Read more.

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A look at voting this morning in Scottsboro.

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Here’s the Election Day forecast for Madison.

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Have you voted today?

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Madison County Voting precinct– the polling locations are serious about these rules! 

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Michelle Stark offers some “know before you go” tips for easier voting on Tuesday.

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Sarah Macaluso WHNT talks about when it’s best to go to the polls if you don’t want to get stuck in a long line!
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Know the rules and your rights before heading to your designated polling place. Courtney Crown WHNT gives you the deets!

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Meteorologist Ben Smith is voting for something else this morning…

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(CNN) — Hillary Clinton won the tiny town of
Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, as eight residents cast midnight ballots in an
Election Day tradition.
Clinton received four votes, Donald Trump received
two. There was one vote for Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson, and a write-in
vote for Mitt Romney.
Two other New Hampshire communities are also casting
midnight votes this morning.

TM & © 2016 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time
Warner Company. All rights reserved.

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WHNT News 19’s Sarah Macaluso reports on voters waiting in line bright and early to vote in Huntsville. 
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Not sure what to expect when it’s your turn at the polls? Here is a link to sample ballots for north Alabama counties:

Christine Mitchell November 8, 20166:18 am

At the polls you’ll be voting for more than the next U.S. president. Here’s everything you need to understand your state amendments. Feel free to print a copy to bring to the polls!