When Do We Find Out Who Won the Presidential Election 2012?
Minnesota's voting continues until 8 p.m. Central, but some polls in the East close two hours earlier and could give first clues as to whether Obama or Romney will win.
UPDATE (10:15 p.m.): PRESIDENT OBAMA HAS WON A SECOND TERM. National news networks projected Obama has been re-elected after projecting he won Ohio.
How soon will we get results from the presidential election?
Voters in Fridley and across Minnesota have until 8 p.m. to be in line at polling places to cast their Election 2012 ballots. But voting in other key states ends as long as two hours earlier.
Exit polling from the East Coast could provide an early indication of whether President Obama or Mitt Romney will win the White House.
The most-key state likely to have the earliest results is Virginia, where polls close when clocks strike 6 p.m. in Minnesotal.
Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls.
Nevada and Iowa, which could be pivotal swing states, close voting at 9 p.m.