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Where to watch the US election today


The day we've been waiting for is finally here and despite the crippling anxiety that this election has bestowed on us, we're tuning in to stay up to date on all of the developments that today will bring. The results of the presidential election between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden take place in the US today, November 3 (November 4 for Australia), and by the time the day is over we will have a picture of who will likely be the next president of the United States of America.

The outcome of this election is perhaps one of the most highly anticipated in history. With a record-shattering 100 million people having already voted ahead of election day, the 2020 presidential election will reportedly be the first in history where more people have voted early.

With the coronavirus having changed many things this year with voting, election night may have some irregularities this time around with mail-in votes taking longer to count. However, the next few hours will be imperative in seeing how things will play out.

Where to watch the US 2020 election

For those tuning in from Australia, most of Australia's free-to-air TV networks will be covering the election.

Channel Nine and Network Ten - 11 am until 5 pm.

Channel Seven -10 am until 6 pm.

ABC and ABC News - 10 am until 7 pm.

ABC News will additionally air an extra hour of coverage from 8 pm to 9 pm.


Listen to live updates

If you are unable to fully tune in, the New York Times Daily podcast is hosting a live Election Day Broadcast.


The Timeline

6 pm (10 am AEST) - The first polls close in Indiana and Kentucky.

7 pm (11 am AEST) - Polls close in Georgia, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia

7:30 pm (11:30 am AEST) - Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia.
8 pm (12 pm AEST) - Polls close in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee8:30 pm (12:30 pm AEST) - Polls close in Arkansas.9 pm (1 pm AEST) - Polls close in Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

10 pm (2 pm AEST) - Polls close in Iowa, Montana, Nevada and Utah.

11 pm (3 pm AEST) - Polls close in California, Idaho, Oregon, Washington.

12 am (4 pm AEST) - Polls close in Hawaii.

1 am (5 pm AEST) - Polls close in Alaska.


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