Doug Jones, Roy Moore cast their ballots in the special election

Roy Moore-Doug Jones cast ballots
Roy Moore arrives to his polling location via horseback; Doug Jones speaks to reporters after casting his ballot. Dec. 12, 2017.

Republican Senate ​hopeful Roy Moore, following his Election Day tradition, rode to the polls on horseback Tuesday.​

Wearing a black cowboy hat, a t-shirt, and blue jeans, Moore arrived at the Gallant Volunteer Fire Department on a horse named “Sassy” to cast his ballot ​with his wife ​Kayla. Afterward h​e told reporters that voters “ought to go out and vote their conscience, and we’ll have a tremendous turnout.”​

Meanwhile, his opponent,​ Democratic candidate Doug Jones cast his ballot at Brookwood Baptist Church in Mountain Brook.​ Following his vote, he told reporters Alabamians have the chance to reject the embarrassment that Moore would bring upon the state.​

“In Alabama we have come so far with too many things, and there is saying: ‘Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.’ Alabama is not going to let that shame happen again,” ​Jones said.

Jones continued, “This is an important time in Alabama’s history, and we feel very confident in where we are and how this is going to turn out. More importantly, we feel so good about what we have done and what we have said to the people of Alabama and to the people of the United States.”

The polls close statewide at 7:00 p.m. CT.