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How to Watch and Follow NBC News' Election Day Coverage

Are you psyched for Election Day? So are we. Here's everything we're covering to keep you in the know and up to date.
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(FILE) A file picture dated 26 September 2016 shows presidential candidates US Democrat Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican Donald Trump (L) shaking hands at the start of the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.JUSTIN LANE / EPA

No matter who wins this year's presidential election, it will be historic. Will the results usher in the country's first woman president, a former secretary of state and first lady, or will a businessman championing outsider credentials become the 45th to hold the nation's highest office?

To help you make sense of it all, NBC News has Election Day covered from all angles.


First, we will be livestreaming on,, and YouTube — from 4 p.m. ET Tuesday until 2 a.m. ET Wednesday. We'll begin our livestream coverage with MSNBC at 4:00 p.m. At 6:30 p.m. ET we'll livestream a full Election Night edition of Nightly News with Lester Holt, which will also be broadcast on your local NBC affiliate, and then go into network coverage.

You can also follow our livestreams on the NBC News mobile app for iOS and Android, as well as Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV.

To keep track of key election day developments, see our handy viewer’s guide here.

Our homepage will be chock full of the latest updates on everything election related — from the latest dispatches by our award-winning journalists on the ground across the country and the first votes in New Hampshire to the final results in the potentially contentious states of Florida and Ohio.

The NBC News homepage will also bring you the very latest in results ranging from the first several East Coast states called after their polls close at 7 p.m. ET to the last states called after their polls close at 11 p.m. ET.

Our page will include a marquee ticker at the very top that allows you to quickly see the latest electoral vote tallies, as well as a larger map that clearly illustrates which states are going blue and which are going red.


Our Election Day live blog will cover everything from compelling stories of Americans voting, to up-to-the-minute reports on the latest poll closings and winner projections.

Delve even more deeply into voting trends — who's voting where and what they think — with NBC News’ national and state exit polls. Follow the Data Points page starting at 5 p.m. ET Tuesday for expert exit poll analysis from the NBC News Exit Poll Desk.

In addition, we will be sending out breaking news alerts on the latest closings, battleground state calls, Senate and House calls and live stream updates. To sign up for email alerts go here, and be sure to download the NBC News app from the App Store on iTunes or Google Play to get push notifications on all of this and more.


Last, but certainly not least, follow us on Facebook, where our reporters will be featured on Facebook Live from around the country, including key battleground states. We'll take you inside polling places to talk live to voters and our reporters will answer the questions you submit. At 8 p.m. ET, we'll stream a live, updating electoral map. And we'll take you inside each candidate's headquarters as the results are announced.

We'll have dispatches from the field on Twitter as well as Instagram (with "Insta" stories) and Snapchat (look for our reporter takeovers). We'll take you behind-the-scenes for exclusive access to NBC News Election Headquarters at Rockefeller Center. And our embeds will travel with the candidates as they move throughout the day.

Most importantly, we want to hear from you. Share why you're voting with a video or photo at #myvotestory on Twitter and Instagram — we may include you in our coverage! And you can check out the stories of your fellow voters here.

You can even experience this election in virtual reality, at

Now bring on the pizza — and, most importantly, go vote!