PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The polls are closed across much of the state and after months of campaigning it is now a waiting game for the candidates.
The race for Kentucky Supreme Court featured controversial ads, scorching accusations, and heated debates.
Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Will T. Scott is up against Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Janet Stumbo for eastern Kentucky's State Supreme Court Seat.
Current Justice Will T. Scott cast his ballot bright and early Tuesday morning in hopes to spend a few final hours with voters before the last ballots were cast.
“I want to thank those people who've supported me and those who haven't because this is a great part of the United States, this is a great part of eastern Kentucky,” Scott said.
After months of running in a hotly contested and controversial campaign, it all comes down to Tuesday.
“I’ve enjoyed this year immensely! Yes, it’s been a long year and today we'll work up to 6pm and then we'll call it quits and go home and see what the vote of the people is,” Scott said.
Voters will decide between Justice Scott and Judge Janet Stumbo, who is looking to regain her position on the high court after losing to Scott in 2004.
Scott says the most important thing isn't who you vote for, it's that you get out and do it.
“You should make a choice in this race because one vote at the Supreme Court of Kentucky, there’s only 7 of us, could make the difference between what the case holds,” Scott said.
Scott remains confident that he has the votes to win, but ultimately it depends on whether those voters turned out in Tuesday's election
Justice Scott's watch party will be at a close friend's house in Pikeville.