Election Day 2022: Info About Voting, Races to Watch, and More
Summary from AllSides News Team
Election Day 2022 is here, and voters across the country are heading to the polls to cast their votes.
Polls in Indiana and Kentucky begin closing at 6 p.m. ET, and the last polls close at 1 a.m. ET in Alaska. See an hour-by-hour list of poll closing times.
For Context: Over 40 million Americans have already voted through early voting. Some results will be clear Tuesday night, but it may be days or weeks before the winners of other races are confirmed. Many of the final polls heading into Election Day projected Republicans to secure new majorities in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. See our interactive map of projections for every House and Senate race.
How the Media is Covering It: News sources across the political spectrum are focused heavily on the 2022 midterm elections, including information about voting and the key races to track. AllSides will not report election results from any state until polls in that state have closed. Read more on our election coverage policy. A constant point of contention around U.S. elections is whether voter supression or election integrity is a bigger issue, and that divide is often reflected in partisan media coverage. See which 2022 candidates some of the major editorial boards have endorsed.
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