AMERICANS are casting their ballots to decide who, between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, will be their next president.
Results will start coming in on the evening of November 3, 2020.
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A person at a voting booth prepares to cast a paper ballot at a polling location in Laurel, Maryland, on November 2, 2020[/caption]
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Results will start coming in the evening of November 3. Pictured: A voter in Maryland[/caption]
What time will the results be announced in each state?
To be elected president, a candidate must win at least 270 electoral votes.
Typically, on election night it becomes clear which candidate will meet the threshold.
However, because of the surge in postal voting this year might be slightly different.
These are the times the first votes will start to be reported in each state:
Ohio – 8pm ET, 1am GMT
Florida – 8.30pm ET, 1.30am GMT
North Carolina – 8.30pm-1am ET, 1.30am-6am GMT
Arizona – 10pm ET, 3am GMT
Wisconsin – 3am-6am ET, 8am-11am GMT
Georgia – November 4
Texas – November 4
Minnesota – 12pm Nov 4 ET, 5pm GMT
Nevada – 12pm Nov 4 ET, 5pm GMT
Michigan – November 6
Pennsylvania – November 6
Iowa – Not known
New Hampshire – Not known
Donald Trump on the campaign trail[/caption]
Biden speaks to supporters[/caption]
Where are the swing states?
Swing states are key for either party to win the presidential election.
There are several swing states, that over recent elections have gone both ways.
Of the six swing states, Florida, North Carolina and Arizona are expected to count most of their votes on election night or soon afterwards.
Polls are open in Florida from 7am to 7pm, in North Carolina from 6.30am to 7.30pm, and in Arizona from 6pm to 7pm.
Voters in Maryland[/caption]
However the closer the margin is, the longer it will take to settle who won each state.
Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan are in a different position.
Due to the lack of updates on the policies of mailed ballots these states could take days to finish their counts.
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US presidential election 2020 – when will we find out the final result?
Polls are open in all three states from 7am to 8pm.
Votes filled in by citizens are counted as popular votes and do not determine the president’s win.
Instead, the electoral college determines who the winner of the election is.