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Election Day updates in Central Texas: Chip Roy wins reelection in Texas’ 21st Congressional District

From polling location wait times to election result updates, this live blog has everything you need to know on Election Day.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's note: This blog is no longer active. For the latest election result updates, check our new blog here.

It’s officially Election Day! Polls across Texas were open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. As long as you get in line before 7 p.m., you are able to vote. 

Once the polls closed on Tuesday, Nov. 3, KVUE is keeping track of the 2020 election results here. Mail-in ballots that are postmarked before Nov. 3 can be received by local elections offices by 5 p.m. the day after Election Day, so mail-in ballots in Texas are expected to take longer to tally.

Be sure to download KVUE's app to get updates as they come in: kvue.com/app. On the KVUE app, you can customize the type of content you would like to be notified about and see the most, including election and voting information. Find out how to customize KVUE's app here.

Election Day Top Stories

Updates:

2:05 a.m. – In the race for president, the Associated Press has called battleground state Arizona for Joe Biden. Biden is the second Democratic presidential candidate since 1948 to win the longtime Republican stronghold, according to the AP.

1:33 a.m. – Republican U.S. Rep. Chip Roy has won reelection against Democratic former state Sen. Wendy Davis in Texas’s 21st Congressional District.

1:12 a.m. – Local Democrat José Garza has emerged victorious on Election Day to become the next Travis County District Attorney, defeating opponent Martin Harry. Garza inherits a seat currently held by fellow Democrat Margaret Moore, whose term was often criticized as multiple lawsuits were filed by survivors against her office over the way it handled sexual assault cases. 

12:30 a.m. – Vanessa Fuentes has been elected to serve District 2 in the Austin City Council.

12:15 a.m. – Incumbent Greg Casar has been re-elected to the District 4 Austin City Council seat. Leslie Pool has won the District 7 seat.

12:05 a.m. – Texas has voted for President Donald Trump in the presidential election.

12 a.m. – With all precincts now reporting, Mike Gleason (D) has unseated current Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody (R) by 32,501 votes. Gleason had 56% of the vote, while Chody earned 44%.

Gleason is the first Democrat to hold a county-wide office in 20-plus years. Chody spent $1.2 million of mostly his own money in his campaign.

RELATED: Williamson County election: There’s a new sheriff in town

11:40 p.m. – In the race for president, the Associated Press has called battleground states Florida and Ohio for President Donald Trump, while Joe Biden is projected to win Minnesota.

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11 p.m. – Incumbent Leslie Pool is claiming her victory in the Austin City Council race for District 7.

10:33 p.m. – Rep. Chip Roy is now leading Democrat Wendy Davis by more than 24,000 votes.

10:30 p.m. – Incumbent Republican Rep. Chip Roy is leading Democrat Wendy Davis by more than 20,000 votes in District 21. He defeated his 2018 Democratic opponent by about 10,000 votes.

10:05 p.m. – According to Travis County elections coordinator Christopher Baldenhofer, the county had 50,558 Election Day voters.

10 p.m. – Republicans John Cyrier, Terry Wilson and Andrew Murr will hold on to their State House seats.

9:50 p.m. – Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. John Carter defeated Democratic opponent Donna Imam in Texas’s 31st Congressional District.

RELATED: John Carter wins reelection in Texas’s 31st Congressional District

9:40 p.m. – Travis County's transportation Proposition B is projected to pass.

9:26 p.m. Mike Gleason is projected to become Williamson County sheriff and defeat Sheriff Robert Chody. Chody has made headlines recently for the sheriff's office connection to Javier Ambler's death and other controversial incidents. 

9:12 p.m. – The City of Austin has claimed victory over Proposition A, or Project Connect. 

“With the passage of Prop A, voters have given the green light to a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revolutionize our transportation infrastructure," said City Manager Spencer Cronk in a statement. "Project Connect will be better for our residents’ health, environment, safety, & prosperity.” 

9 p.m.  Democrat MJ Hegar has conceded the U.S. Senate race to Republican incumbent John Cornyn.

RELATED: Democrat MJ Hegar concedes Senate race to Republican incumbent Sen. John Cornyn

8:44 p.m. District 4 Austin City Councilmember Greg Casar has claimed victory in his bid for re-election.

8:30 p.m. – Incumbent John Cornyn is projected to win against M.J. Hegar in U.S. Senate in Texas, according to ABC News.

8:25 p.m. – In a race for U.S. House of Representatives for District 27, Rep. Michael Cloud will keep his seat after defeating Democrat Ricardo De La Fuente in the November election.

Rep. Cloud, who is a Republican, has been representing the district since 2018.

District 27 spans the Texas coast and stretches north to Caldwell and Bastrop counties. 

RELATED: Rep. Michael Cloud wins District 27 again in race against Ricardo De La Fuente

8:18 p.m.  The Texas Secretary of State elections website has been restored. The secretary of state noted that "this issue (was) affecting the front end display of our webpage. It is not a malicious attack by a foreign/bad actor."

8:13 p.m. – As of 8:13 p.m., Hays County had 99,867 ballots cast, mostly from early voting. The county said the first machines from Election Day are just starting to trickle in.

8:10 p.m. – Democrat Lloyd Doggett will serve another term in the U.S. House of Representatives after defeating Republican opponent Jenny Garcia Sharon in Texas’s 35th Congressional District.

8:08 p.m. – Donna Howard and Gina Hinojosa have won re-election in districts 48 and 49. Celia Israel and Eddie Rodriguez have been elected as state representatives in districts 50 and 51, respectively. See real-time results here.

7:45 p.m. – The Texas Secretary of State elections website is experiencing technical difficulties. The office said it is working with its vendor to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. Data sent to third parties and new organizations are not affected.

7:45 p.m. – With 25% of precincts reporting, Rep. Michael McCaul leads Democratic challenger Mike Siegel with 62% of the vote to Siegel's 36%.

7:30 p.m. – In the race for Williamson County sheriff, Democrat Mike Gleason leads at 57% of the vote, while incumbent Robert Chody has 43%.

7:25 p.m. – Early voting results show Austin's Proposition A and Proposition B passing with 58% and 67% of the vote respectively. Austin Mayor Steve Adler said, "It would be near impossible for the vote to flip at this point. I am so incredibly excited and proud to be part of a community that so strongly tonight said that it wanted to walk into our future." 

7:20 p.m. – In the race for Williamson County sheriff, Democrat Mike Gleason leads the early vote at 67% against incumbent Robert Chody at 33%.

7 p.m. – Election Day polls have now closed. Anyone in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote. KVUE will keep track of the 2020 election results here. Mail-in ballots that are postmarked before Nov. 3 can be received by local elections offices by 5 p.m. the day after Election Day, so mail-in ballots in Texas are expected to take longer to tally.

WATCH: KVUE’S live team coverage with results and analysis

Be sure to download KVUE's app to get updates as they come in: kvue.com/app. On the KVUE app, you can customize the type of content you would like to be notified about and see the most, including election and voting information. Find out how to customize KVUE's app here

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6 p.m. – More than 47,000 people have now voted in Travis County, according to the Travis County clerk.

5:25 p.m. – More than 43,000 people have voted on Tuesday in Travis County, according to the Travis County clerk.

5 p.m. – Two hours ahead of the 7 p.m. deadline, most polling places in Travis and Williamson County are showing short wait times.

4:45 p.m. – Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir is reminding voters that hand delivery for mail-in ballots closes at 7 p.m. sharp. Mail-in ballots cannot be accepted after 7 p.m., so she says to head to 5501 Airport Boulevard before then. 

The rule for voting in-person is that as long as you are in line by 7 p.m., you will be allowed to vote. However, DeBeauvoir told KVUE the same rule does not apply to being in line in your car to drop off your mail-in ballot. The cut-off is 7 p.m.

DeBeauvoir said there have been no lines for hand delivery today.

4:35 p.m. – According to Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvior, 42,000 people have voted on Election Day in Travis County. DeBeauvior told KVUE leading up to Election Day that she was expecting 100,000 voters.

4:30 p.m. – KVUE's Jenni Lee spoke with a 53-year-old Austin woman who voted for the first time ever today.

4 p.m. – As of around 4 p.m., nearly 20,000 people have cast their votes on Election Day in Williamson County.

3:50 p.m. – KVUE's Jenni Lee is at polling locations as voters cast their votes on Tuesday. She spoke with volunteer Amy who is helping voters be heard this election.

2:45 p.m. – As of 2:45 p.m., more than 35,000 people cast their votes on Election Day in Travis County.

2 p.m. – KVUE's Tony Plohetski reports that APD Chief Manley has said in a City memo that the department has implemented "tactical alert," which means all officers of all ranks will report to work in uniform ready for election aftermath. Officers assigned to protests have undergone training that includes the "least amount of physical intervention."

RELATED: Austin police on 'tactical alert' on Election Day, Chief Manley says

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1 p.m. – Most Williamson and Travis county polling locations are no longer reporting long wait times.

12:30 p.m. – More than 27,000 people have voted so far in Travis County on Tuesday.

11 a.m. – More than 21,000 Travis County residents have voted so far on Election Day.

10:40 a.m. – During a Facebook live just before 11 a.m., Travis County Clerk Dana DeBeauvoir said more than 20,000 Travis County residents have turned out to vote Tuesday so far. That's about 6,000 voters per hour, she said. "We could see another 72,000 voters vote this election," DeBeauvoir added.

9:10 a.m. – So far in Travis County, more than 13,000 have voted on Election Day, according to the Travis County clerk. 

7:24 a.m. – Twenty minutes after polls opened, a handful of voting locations in Travis County had a listed wait time of more than 51 minutes. Several others listed wait times of between 21 and 50 minutes, while many had a listed wait time of less than 20 minutes. 

In Williamson County, more than 10 polling locations listed wait times of up to 45 minutes, and two had listed wait times of more than 46 minutes.

Here's how to find the wait times at polling locations in the Austin area.

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