Residents in eleven states go to the polls for various issues, in this off-year election cycle. The outcome in several states could give a snapshot of what to expect in next year's mid-term elections.
>> Check here for the latest returns on Tuesday's key races.
Voters in two states, New Jersey and Virginia, are electing governors.
UPDATE: Republicans staged a sweeping comeback after Democrats gave them their first presidential defeat in 44 years. Republican Bob McDonnell and Democrat R. Creigh Deeds ran to replace the term-limited Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine. Click here for more details.
UPDATE: Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine lost his bid for a second term. His opponent, Republican former U.S. Attorney Chris Christie edged out a victory with more than 50 percent of the vote. Click here for more details.
Two special elections are being held for seats vacated when the incumbent took a job in the Obama administration.
Democrat Bill Owens defeated Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman in a battle to replace former Rep. John McHugh, for New York's 23rd Congressional District seat. Click here for the details on this race.
Democratic Lt. Gov. John Garamendi won the race against Republican attorney Dave Harmer for a Northern California congressional seat.
Maine's gay marriage vote could have national impact, while Washington decides on the extent of domestic partnerships.
UPDATE: Voters in the Pine Tree State rejected the state's gay marriage law and their actions could dramatically impact the nationwide campaign for gay marriage. Click here more details on this story.
UPDATE: Voters decided on whether to uphold or overturn a recently expanded domestic partnership law that entitles same-sex couples to the same state-granted rights as heterosexual married couples. With half the precincts reporting, that race was too close to call as of 10:58 a.m. EST Wednesday.
UPDATE: Ohio approved casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo, ending two decades' worth of voter opposition to bring nonlottery gambling to Ohio.