Anxious to find out who will win the 2016 presidential election? All eyes will be on the live election night results on Tuesday, November 8, with millions of voters anxious to find out if Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will become the next President of the United States.
What time do the polls close and how can you keep up with the latest state-by-state results, including electoral votes won and states called, if you’re not near a TV on election night?
In addition to a list of poll closing times, here’s the scoop on how to stay in-the-know wherever you are on Tuesday night using your computer, iPhone, iPad, and Android device to stream live coverage of the 2016 presidential election.
And let’s not forget social media — Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube will all have Election Day coverage. Scroll down for all of your viewing options, and here’s a bonus — the live streams from all of the major networks are free!
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Poll Closing Times
Depending on where you live, most polls close between 7 p.m. and 11 p.m., but USA Today reports that it will be 1 a.m. on the East Coast when the last poll closes in Alaska. Voters can expect to see early results as polls begin to close across the nation, but the final results may not come in for hours after polls close.
The 2016 Presidential Election Coverage and Results — Live Stream
CNN, CBS, Fox News, and other major news networks will be providing all-day TV coverage of the 2016 presidential election, but you don’t need to stay glued to your television all day to get the latest results. Thanks to free live-streaming coverage on your laptop or desktop computer and handy (and free) apps for your smartphone or tablet, Election Day coverage will be just a click away.
- CNN — Election Night in America coverage streams for free — no cable subscription necessary— for 12 hours starting at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Live stream via CNNgo.com on your computer or download the free CNN app for Apple, Android or Windows mobile devices.
- CBSN – Live coverage starts at 6 a.m. ET on Tuesday. Head over to CBSNews.com/live for cable-free live stream on your computer, mobile device, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.
- Fox News — live stream the latest election news on FoxNewsGo.com or download the free FoxNews app.
The 2016 Election Night Coverage On Social Media
From Facebook Live video coverage to Twitter’s fast-moving updates to live streams on various YouTube channels, there are so many ways to stay up-to-date on Tuesday. You may, at some point, need a break from the Election Day noise.
- Twitter — Check out BuzzFeed’s live election night video stream on election.twitter.com.
- YouTube – Coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET on November 8 on the following YouTube channels: NBC News, PBS, Telemundo, MTV News, Bloomberg, and The Young Turks
- Facebook Live — Find plenty of options on Facebook for live-streamed Election Day coverage including:
- ABC News: (starts at 7 p.m. ET)
- CNN and CNN Politics (starts at 9 a.m. ET)
- PBS NewsHour (starts at 8 p.m. ET)
- Washington Post (starts at 7 p.m. ET)
- The New York Times (starts at 4:30 p.m. ET)
- Daily Caller (broadcast throughout the day and at the victory party of the winner of the 2016 presidential election.
If you are in New York City on Election Day, Social Times reports voters can stop by the ABC News and Facebook live booth in Times Square to voice their opinions about the election.
And just for fun, Instagram will host an event called Mini Oval at the Times Square Crossroads in mid-town Manhattan — stop by and take your photo inside a miniature version of the Oval Office.
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