MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on Election Day in Vermont (all times local):

12:15 p.m.

Poll workers in Vermont say they're seeing a strong turnout for the 2018 midterm elections.

Vermont Public Radio reports an extra line was set up to check in Middlebury voters on Tuesday morning. The town clerk in Monkton says it's the busiest she's ever seen. A record turnout was expected in Pittsford.

The Vermont Secretary of State's Office said more than 69,000 residents voted early this year.

Voters are choosing a governor, members of the U.S. Senate and House, and state legislators.


12:19 a.m.

Vermont's top political leaders and their challengers will learn their fates after polls close in the 2018 midterm elections.

Polls open at varying times Tuesday morning across the state, but all close at 7 p.m.

The race between Republican Gov. Phil Scott and Democrat Christine Hallquist offers voters a clear choice between their policies. Hallquist could become the first transgender major-party gubernatorial nominee in history.

U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent, is seeking a third term. He is being challenged by Republican businessman Lawrence Zupan.

And Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch is defending his seat against Republican Anya Tynio.

Voters will choose all 180 members of the Vermont Legislature.

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