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LIVE: Eyewitness News has comprehensive Election Day coverage

Eyewitness News will have comprehensive election coverage and will be streaming live at wchstv.com and on the station’s Facebook page beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday. (WCHS/WVAH)

With several key congressional races and two amendments on the ballot, West Virginia voters will have some big choices when they go to the polls Tuesday on Election Day.

Eyewitness News will have comprehensive election coverage and will be streaming live at wchstv.com and on the station’s Facebook page beginning at 7:59 p.m. Tuesday. You can watch in the link below. If you are on a mobile device, click here.

Polls open at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m. For more information about the election process, visit our Know Your Candidates link here.

When voters make those election picks, one of the races they will decide is a contentious battle for U.S. Senate between Democrat Joe Manchin, the incumbent, and Republican Patrick Morrisey, the West Virginia attorney general. Libertarian Rusty Hollen also is on the ballot.

The Manchin-Morrisey race has national implications as control of the U.S. Senate could be at stake. President Donald Trump, who backs Morrisey, has made several visits to the Mountain State during the campaign. Morrisey said he is the candidate who can best push through the president’s agenda. Manchin, meanwhile, calls himself an independent senator who has backed Trump 70 percent of the time.

Recent polls show the race between the two, which included a heated, televised debate and a parade of political advertisements, is close.

More details about Manchin can be found here, and Morrisey here.

In other key congressional races, voters also will be choosing in the District 3 U.S. House of Representatives' battle between Republican Carol Miller and Democrat Richard Ojeda. Trump also has weighed in on that race, backing Miller.

Miller is a member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, representing District 16, which covers parts of Cabell and Lincoln counties. Ojeda is a member of the West Virginia Senate, representing the 7th District that covers portions of Logan, Boone, Lincoln, Wayne and Mingo counties.

During the heated campaign, Ojeda has claimed Miller will not battle the opioid crisis because she and her family own lots of stock in pharmaceutical companies, while Miller has painted Ojeda has a radical liberal.

Recent polls also have indicated that the race between Miller and Ojeda is close.

More details about Miller can be found here, and details about Ojeda can be found here.

The other key congressional race is the District 2 House of Representatives' contest between Republican Alex Mooney, the incumbent, and Democrat Talley Sergent. Mountain Party candidate Daniel P. Lutz Jr. also is on the ballot.

Mooney has painted Sergent as an abortion extremist, while Sergent said Mooney is not from West Virginia and does not understand or push for the state’s needs.

More details about Mooney can be found here, and Sergent here.

In Charleston, voters will be selecting a new mayor for the first time in 16 years. Republican J.B. Akers, Democrat Amy Shuler Goodwin and Independent candidate Andy Backus are squaring off in that contest.

Meanwhile, there also are two amendments on the ballot. Amendment 1 is known as "no constitutional right to abortion," and is just one sentence on the ballot. Voters across the state will be asked to change the constitution to read that nothing "secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion."

The other amendment on the ballot, Amendment Two, would give the state Legislature some oversight over the state Supreme Court’s budget.

Voters also will be making choices for two Supreme Court seats left vacant with the retirements of justices Menis Ketchum and Robin Davis. A total of 20 candidates – 10 in each race – are running for the two-year term in Division 1 and the six-year term in Division 2.

To learn more about the Division 1 candidates, visit here. More information about the Division 2 candidates can be found here.

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