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It is primary election day in Texas and there are many contests that could shape the future of our state.

The election includes races for president, Congress, both houses of the Texas Legislature, statewide judges and many local races.

READ MORE: 2024 Texas primary election: Races to watch

Polls opened at 7 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m.

This page will be updated throughout the day on Tuesday.

Watch live coverage on this page and on FOX Local.

You can see live results as they come in here.

Live Updates

10:40 p.m.

Brandon Gill, the son-in-law of a conservative filmmaker will be the Republican candidate on the ballot to replace longtime Congressman Michael Burgess.

READ MORE: Brandon Gill, son-in-law of conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza, wins U.S. House District 26 primary

10:20 p.m.

State Rep. Jeff Leach has claimed victory in the Texas House District 67 race, seemingly withstanding a challenge from businessman Daren Meis.

The Collin County primary race was one of the many proxy battles between Gov. Greg Abbott, who backed Leach, and Attorney General Ken Paxton, who supported Meis.

Leach was targeted by Paxton as part of his ‘revenge tour’ after his failed impeachment trial. He was one of the impeachment managers best known for his emotional speech in favor of removing his former mentor from the AG’s office.

READ MORE: Texas Rep. Jeff Leach withstands challenge from Paxton-backed Daren Meis for Texas House seat

10:10 p.m.

State Rep. Justin Holland and former Trump campaign official Katrina Pierson are headed to a runoff in the Texas House District 33 race in Rockwall County and part of Collin County.

READ MORE: Justin Holland, Katrina Pierson Texas House District 33 race headed to runoff

9:40 p.m.

North Texas Congressman Colin Allred has claimed victory in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, and will now take on Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the November election.

READ MORE: Colin Allred claims victory in Texas Democratic primary for US Senate; will now take on Ted Cruz

8:40 p.m.

Jasmine Crockett wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Texas' 30th Congressional District.

8 p.m.

Former President Donald Trump beat out former ambassador Nikki Haley in the Texas Republican presidential primary.

READ MORE: Donald Trump wins Texas Republican presidential primary

President Joe Biden also won the Texas Democratic primary, further solidifying the all-but-certain rematch between the two men.

READ MORE: Joe Biden wins Texas Democratic presidential primary

Ted Cruz won the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in the Texas primary election.

7 p.m.

The polls have closed in North Texas. Click here for LIVE RESULTS.

6:45 p.m.

There are long lines in Collin County, as voters in Allen head out to the polls to vote on a number of races, including Texas House 67.

Anyone who is in line by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

6:30 p.m.

What will happen in the 2024 Texas Primary? The FOX Texas Trio make their picks.

6:07 p.m.

Longtime Congresswoman Kay Granger surprised some with her decision to not seek another term in Tarrant County's District 12.

On Tuesday night, 7 candidates will battle it out in the primary to potentially replace her.

6:00 p.m.

The race between State Representative Jeff Leach and businessman Daren Meis will be a bellwether of the Republican in-fighting across the ballot.

Leach was one of the House managers in the impeachment of Ken Paxton.

Paxton has back Meis in the race, who has been highly critical of the state representative.

5:42 p.m.

Here are a few of the storylines to watch as results come in on Tuesday night.

4:41 p.m.

Texas is just one of several states voting on Super Tuesday.

Fifteen states and one territory take part in Super Tuesday, the largest delegate haul of any day in the primary calendar. Neither Trump nor Biden will be able to claim the title of "presumptive nominee" – the earliest that could happen is March 12 for Trump and March 19 for Biden – but both could get pretty close.

For more information on Super Tuesday click here.

3:10 p.m.

The Texas GOP says some Republican voters in Travis County have not been able to vote because of an update to the voter registration rolls between early voting and election day.

The party has informed the Texas Secretary of State and is telling anyone who experiences similar issues to request to vote by provisional ballot.

2:23 p.m.

Are Democrats voting in the Republican primaries? Texas has open primaries, so it is perfectly legal for a Democrat to get a Republican ballot and vice versa.

47,706 votes in the Republican Primary came from people who most recently voted in a Democratic Primary before 2024. That's 3.9% of the total votes in the Republican primary.

On the other side, 25,362 votes (4.2% of the total votes) were cast on the Democratic side were from someone who most recently voted in a Republican Primary.

2:07 p.m.

Texas attorney general Ken Paxton is not on the ballot for the Texas primary, but he looms large in this year's race.

One of the biggest storylines for the election is the so-called "Paxton Revenge Tour."

The AG is backing candidates across the state in races against those who voted to impeach him.

60 House Republicans voted to impeach Paxton.

State Rep. Jeff Leach was one of the House impeachment managers. Paxton is backing his opponent, businessman Daren Meis.

Paxton was acquitted in the political impeachment trial.

Tuesday night's contests will be a test of Paxton's political sway within the state.

Read more key races in the state here.

12 p.m.

AUSTIN, TX - JULY 08: Texas Speaker of the House Dade Phelan, R-Beaumont, gavels in the 87th Legislatures special session in the House chamber at the State Capitol on July 8, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott called the legislature i

One of the most intriguing races in tonight's primary is in Texas House District 21 in Southeast Texas.

Republican House Speaker Dade Phelan is facing off against businessman David Covey.

Covey is backed by former president Donald Trump, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and attorney general Ken Paxton.

Phelan was in charge of the House that impeached Paxton and has defended the decision to do so even after the attorney general's acquittal.

10:17 a.m.

Texas isn't the only state with its primary election today.

Watch the video above for a look at some of the most interesting races across the country.

9:04 a.m.

DART is providing voters in the Dallas area free rides to the polls on Tuesday.

Voters just need to show a valid voter registration card to catch a ride.

GoLink riders can use the promo code VOTE35 for a complimentary day pass in the DART GoPass app.

DART is also providing a round-trip shuttle to the Dallas County Elections warehouse site while polls are open.

Trinity Metro and the Denton County Transportation Authority will also offer free rides to the polls in their service areas today.

8:48 a.m.

STINNETT, TEXAS - MARCH 03: An aerial view shows charred landscape in the aftermath of the Smokehouse Creek fire on March 03, 2024 in Stinnett, Texas. The fire has burned more than a million acres in the Texas Panhandle, killing at least two people a

Residents in the Texas Panhandle will head to the polls today, despite wildfires continuing to burn in the area.

The Texas Secretary of States office worked with counties across the panhandle that are affected by the fires.

Election officials say polling locations have fireproof ballot storage.

Read more here: Voting sites open in Panhandle on Tuesday, despite wildfires

7:00 a.m.

The polls are now open across the state for voters to choose which candidates will be on the ballots for the general election in November.

Many Republican voters will see contested Texas House races for the legislature on their ballots.

Gov. Greg Abbott is supporting many incumbents who voted for his school voucher plan and opposing some who voted against it.

Attorney General Ken Paxton is trying to purge House members who voted to impeach him.


Texas Primary Election Day 2024: What you need to know

It is primary election day in Texas. Here's what you need to know, including how to find your polling place, what you need to bring to the polls and more.

Democrats will either choose a candidate to run against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz or narrow the race to a runoff that would be held in May.

President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump are expected to win big in their respective parties.

More than a third of the delegates in the presidential race are up for grabs.

6:00 a.m. 

Even though election day voting has not begun, nearly 2 million Texans have already placed their ballots in this year's races.

1.8 million Texans voted early between Feb. 20 and March 1.

Most of those voters were Republicans.

1,223,576 million votes were cast in the Republican primary, compared to 597,177 in the Democratic primary, according to unofficial totals from the Secretary of State.

Experts say the disparity is because there are more competitive contests on the Republican side, with the party split over school vouchers and Paxton's impeachment.

You can see our breakdown of the key races and competitions in the race here.