Vote count begins across Alabama - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Vote count begins across Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Election officials across Alabama began counting votes Tuesday night to determine winners in hundreds of local, state and national races.

Polls closed at 7 p.m. across Alabama after what state officials said was a strong turnout of voters.  Secretary of State Beth Chapman said voter turnout across the state appeared to be higher than normal.  Chapman said the turnout in the last five elections for governor has ranged from nearly 51 percent to 58 percent.

In the race for governor, voters were deciding between Robert Bentley and Ron Sparks to replace Bob Riley, who must leave office in January once his second term expires.

Voters in Alabama also picked candidates in hundreds of state and local races, plus the winner in a U.S. Senate race and U.S. House seats.

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