Donald Trump or Joe Biden? Millions of Americans are waiting for the final outcome of the US Presidential election. But when will the results be announced? When will the U.S. have its 46th President? Where can you track the trends and results? We have all your questions answered.
India TV will begin mega coverage of the U.S. Presidential election 1 am onward on November 4. The live coverage will also be live-streamed on its platforms.
US Elections: Date and Time in India
Most states begin polling at 6 am EST. This translates to 3.30 pm in India on November 3. The first state to open voting is Vermont. It will start at 5 am EST, which is 2.30 pm IST on November 3. Voting closes latest by 9 pm EST, which means 6.30 am IST on November 4) in New York and North Dakota. The first polls will close at about 7 pm EST (4.30 am IST).
Where to watch Live Counting and Results
You can watch the US election results live on India TV to track the fastest and the most accurate developments. India TV's mega coverage on US Presidential Election Results will begin at 1 am on November 4. Tune into India TV!
Alternatively, you can also watch the live coverage on various platforms on India TV. On Twitter and Facebook too, you will be able to watch live streaming of the event.
How much time will the final results take
It is highly unlikely for the election outcome to be known on the result day itself. Each state has different rules on when it's allowed to actually start counting those ballots. This is expected to produce results coming in at very different times or perhaps days or even weeks after Election Day. In some of the most critical battleground states, laws prevent the early processing of ballots. The election officials will have to run an in-person election while also working through the unprecedented number of mail-in votes. The dynamic is likely delay results and heighten the potential for big shifts if in-person vote tallies are upended by the counting of mail-in ballots. Another fear that haunts the election officials is delivery delay at the U.S. Postal Service as the ballot might not arrive in time to be counted. Even though it is likely that the final winner won't be announced on the D-Day but if the Florida result is in, that will help suggest which way the election is tilting by then.