People who live in several southwest Virginia counties are voting in a special election that will determine the balance of power in the state senate.

Voters in the 38th State Senate District will choose a replacement for Phil Puckett, who resigned in June.

That district includes Radford, Pulaski County, a small part of Montgomery County, and other communities.

The candidates are Republican Ben Chafin, Democrat Mike Hymes, and Independent Rick Mullins.

Click here to see election results as soon as we get them.