(KRON) — It’s election day and voters in the Bay Area and across the country will be heading to the polls to cast their votes on races ranging from local city council to which party controls Congress. In California, voters will decide whether to award Gov. Gavin Newsom with another four years and cast their votes on statewide propositions that could effectively legalize sports gambling in the Golden State.

In the Bay Area, San Francisco residents will decide whether Brooke Jenkins should see out ousted District Attorney Chesa Boudin’s term, or whether to replace her with one of the three other candidates vying for the job. Alameda County voters will also elect a new DA. Residents of Bay Area cities Oakland and San Jose, meanwhile, will head to the polls to choose a new mayor.

Stick with KRON4 for election day updates as we’ll be using this blog to stay on top of the races that matter.

Tune in for KRON4’s Election Night coverage

12:40 p.m. – Former Mayor Willie Brown holds election party

Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown holds his usual election party in downtown San Francisco.

Willie Brown, the powerful former mayor of San Francisco, is holding his free lunch and party for local politicians and election workers at John’s Grill in downtown San Francisco.

The lunch and party, which is expected to draw politicos from present Mayor London Breed to state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), happens the afternoon of every election day. The lunch will last till 2 p.m.

Noon – Rep. Josh Harder (D-Modesto) votes with family

Rep. Josh Harder, D-Modesto, with his wife and child (Photo courtesy of the candidate)

Rep. Josh Harder (D-Modesto) announced he cast his ballot at the Tracy District Educational Center this morning.

Harder voted with his wife, Pam, and his 7-month old daughter, Lillian, who are also pictured.

Harder is running for the state’s 9th congressional district. The 36-year-old was first elected in 2018. His opponent is Republican Tom Patti, a San Joaquin County Supervisor.

10:45 a.m. – San Francisco Supervisor Gordon Mar also fights to keep his job

Dorsey isn’t the only San Francisco supervisor who may be unemployed after a strong challenge today; Gordon Mar, elected to represent the city’s Sunset neighborhood as District 4 supervisor in 2018, is facing former Democratic committeeperson and journalist Joel Engardio for that seat.

Engardio’s campaign is blasting Mar’s opposition to the recalls of District Attorney Chesa Boudin and three members of the San Francisco Board of Education earlier this year, recalls that had strong support in District 4.

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8:45 a.m. – Political analyst Michael Yaki speaks with KRON4

Michael Yaki, a former San Francisco supervisor and KRON4’s political analyst, spoke with KRON4’s James Fletcher about the implications of today’s big races.

8 a.m. – Election day brings heavy rain

If you haven’t returned your ballot, prepare to face the elements, as the Bay Area sees heavy rain Tuesday.

KRON4’s Sara Stinson gave her advice: “grab a rain coat, umbrella, and #VOTE!”

7 a.m. – Polls are open

In-person polls are now open across the state of California.

6:15 a.m. – San Francisco Supervisor Matt Dorsey fights to keep his job

Matt Dorsey, who Mayor London Breed appointed to represent District 6 (South of Market) in the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in the spring, is fighting to keep his job today as he battles with Honey Mahogany for the seat.

If Mahogany wins, she will be San Francisco’s first transgender supervisor. She has the backing of the city’s Democratic organization, which she chairs, and of Dorsey’s predecessor, Assemblyman Matt Haney (D-San Francisco).

In a series of tweets early Tuesday, Dorsey wrote “Although I’ve spent most of my adult life in #recovery from addiction, I would never have predicted what a sleeping giant San Francisco’s recovery community is when I began this political journey 6 months ago.”

“If we can make real progress on drug addiction, I’m convinced we’ll see progress on a host of public safety and public health issues in San Francisco,” the supervisor continued. That’s why I asked for this job six months ago — and it’s why I’m asking S.F.’s D6 voters to keep me in this job today. Now, let’s get out there and win this thing.”

5 a.m. – Contra Costa County reporting low turnout

KRON4’s Sara Stinson is reporting live from the Contra Costa County clerk recorder where staff is busy counting ballots.

Contra Costa county officials say so far voter turnout has been low in the county and statewide. 

Seven hundred thousand people are registered to vote in Contra Costa County.

Voters should have received a ballot in the mail and today is the day to cast your ballot, if you haven’t already dropped off your ballot in a drop box or mailed it in.

You can do so today and there are many options. You can drop off your ballot in secure ballot box, drop it off at a local polling center tonight by 8 p.m. and even still mail in your ballot so long as it is postmarked on or before today. 

If you’re mailing it from a post office box, be sure the pick up time hasn’t already passed when you’re dropping it off. You can vote in person as well from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.