Election Day in the United States has finally arrived, and voters across the nation are anxious to get the results of the 2016 presidential election, the Senate and House races, and key ballot questions.
Poll closing times vary by state but, thanks to some innovative mobile apps, you can get real-time election results on your iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows mobile device or by using streaming devices, including Apple TV, Firestick, and Chromecast.
And that’s not all. The top social media sites — Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and even SnapChat — will be stepping it up today with round-the-clock 2016 election coverage that you can view while you’re on the go using your mobile phone or tablet.
Find a full list of the best free Election Day mobile apps below, as well as information on how to stream live coverage of the 2016 presidential election on your favorite social media site.
With all of this technology, you will be able to stay in-the-know wherever you go on Tuesday. Most mobile apps (as well as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube) offer live-streaming news coverage as well as polling information and results, but one of the apps listed below will give you the latest U.S. election results every time you pick up your phone.
Information overload? Not if you’re an Election Day junkie and can’t get enough good (or bad) news about your candidate.
The Guardian Mobile App: If you’re focused on the results of the presidential election, this app is for you. The app, for iOS and Android, is continuously updated and sends notifications to your phone’s lock screen as results come in on Tuesday night. Get the latest numbers of electoral votes won and states called and a breakdown of the popular votes for Trump and Clinton.
CNN Mobile App and Livestream: No cable subscription necessary starting at 4 p.m. on Election Day. Download the free CNN app for Apple, Android, or Windows mobile devices or live stream on your computer on CNNgo.com on your computer.
Facebook Live: Whether you view the Facebook live stream on your phone or your laptop, there are a variety of channels live streaming on the popular social network, including CNN Politics, ABC News, and PBS NewsHour (live stream start times vary, check Facebook pages for details)
YouTube: Download the YouTube app on your smartphone or tablet and get up-to-the-minute coverage of the 2016 election. Check out live stream coverage on the following YouTube channels — PBS, Telemundo, NBC News, Bloomberg, and even MTV News starting at 7 p.m. ET.
CBS News Live App: Cable-free coverage starts at 6 a.m. ET on Tuesday with live-streaming available on your iPhone, Android device, Apple TV, Roku, or Amazon Fire TV.
Poll Tracker: Keep track of not just results in the 2016 presidential race, but the latest polling details for the Senate and House races, as well as important ballot questions by state.
Twitter: Not only will you see a lot of Election Day chatter on Twitter, Buzzfeed will be live streaming the results of the presidential election on Tuesday (election.twitter.com). Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ElectionDay and #ElectionNight when you tweet, or to find election-related tweets.
When will the final election results be in? Plan on staying up late tonight if you want to find out who the next president of the United States will be, in addition to the results of statewide races and ballot questions.
According to the New York Times, poll closing times vary across the nation, with some closing as early as 6 p.m. ET (Indiana and Kentucky and other polling places closing as late as 1 a.m. ET (western islands of Alaska).
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