The US election date is set for Tuesday, November 3, and as the clock ticks down Donald Trump and Joe Biden are doing all they can to convince the American people to give them their vote.
It’s been billed by some people as the most important election in US history, with the two candidates so staunchly opposed on almost every issue.
Here’s how you can follow the coverage live on election night.
How to watch the US election coverage in the UK
Interested parties based in the UK will be able to follow the event live on election night, with a wide array of channels set to provide their own coverage and analysis.
The BBC’s US election night programme will be fronted by Katty Kay and Andrew Neil, and will be broadcast on BBC One, BBC News channel, BBC World News and BBC iPlayer.
Coverage will begin at 11.30pm GMT on November 3, with Kay stationed in Washington and Neil in London.
Laura Trevelyan, Reeta Chakrabarti and Matthew Amroliwala will take over at 9am GMT on November 4, followed by Jane O’Brien and Lucy Hockings from 1pm GMT.
ITV’s election night coverage, titled ‘Trump vs Biden: The Results’, will start at 11pm GMT, and will also continue through the night.
The programme will be fronted by Julie Etchingham, who will be stationed in the swing state of Florida, and Tom Bradby in London.
Sky News’ US election programme, titled ‘America Decides’, will be fronted by Dermot Murnaghan from Washington, starting at 10pm GMT on November 3.
On this side of the pond, Ed Conway will be reporting from London.
Alternatively, you can get opt for an American flavour of proceedings by tuning into CNN, which will be providing rolling coverage of the election from 5am GMT on November 3.
When will the US election results come out?
The final results of the US election may not be known until days or weeks after election day.
That’s because a record number of voters have opted to mail their ballots in.
Some states, such as Mississippi, plan to count mail-in ballots that were posted before the voting deadline but will arrive after it has passed.
And while Nevada and some other states started counting ballots in mid-October, others won’t start counting until the day itself.
Millions of others, meanwhile, will cast their votes in person on the day.
At the very least we should get an indication of the lay of the land in the hours after the polls close on the evening of November 3, and it’s still possible that the results could be declared the following day.
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