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Millions of people all over the U.S. will flock to the polls Tuesday to make their vote count; and later, everyone will be glued to the screen to find out how the country has voted. Pretty much all the big news organizations are streaming their live coverage online, so you don’t need to have cable — or you can watch multiple feeds at the same time — to see who is calling which state first.
Check out our ultimate guide to watching the elections online below:
- Polls are closing in Indiana and Kentucky at 3 p.m. PT / 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday. Check out this Politico map for poll closing times in every state, or check this site if you need to find your own polling place before it closes.
- ABC News will be streaming live election coverage on YouTube as well as through its iPad app starting at 4 p.m. PT.
- NBC will stream its election coverage on its Democracy Plaza site as well as through its NBC News Xbox app starting at 4 p.m. PT.
- CBS News will have seven hours of live coverage on Ustream.
- Fox News will have a live webcast of its election coverage starting at 5 p.m. PT. The network is also partnering once again for Twitter to surface trends and sentiments from millions of tweets.
- Univision’s Spanish-language election night coverage starts at 4 p.m. PT on YouTube.
- Fox News Latino will host Spanish-language live coverage on its site starting at 6 p.m. PT.
- CNN will stream its election night coverage on its website as well as to to its iOS apps.
- MSN News is streaming live on its website.
- Hulu is featuring live streams from ABC, the Wall Street Journal, Fox and the New York Times. The site will have additional coverage, including the winner’s acceptance speech, on its election hub.
- Comedy Central will stream live episodes of the Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the Colbert Report on its website as well as its iOS and Android apps staring at 8 p.m. PT.
- PBS NewsHour will have a total of six streams with live election coverage on Ustream.
- C-SPAN is live streaming its election coverage starting at 5 p.m. PT. C-SPAN’s live feed comes with closed captions, which can be turned on here.
- Al Jazeera English will have live coverage of the election results on its website, its mobile apps, Facebook and YouTube.
- Yahoo’s election control room features live video from ABC News, live updates from the Yahoo News staff and a tie-in with Yahoo’s IntoNow second-screen app.
- The Wall Street Journal will be on YouTube with a live stream as well, which will also be available through its WSJ live apps on the iPad, on Android devices and various Smart TV platforms.
- The New York Times will host its own election results show straight out of its newsroom starting at 4 p.m. PT, and the site will take down its paywall to make its entire coverage available to everyone for 24 hours starting 3 p.m. PT. Also worth noting: The Times’ excellent interactive “Paths to the White House” data visualization.
- Politico’s live election coverage starts at 4 p.m. PT.
- The Washington Post will stream live coverage on its website and on YouTube. In addition, it will feature its The Fix columnist on a Ustream-hosted live stream.
- The Huffington Post will have live coverage of the election available on its website as well as through its HuffPost Live iPad app.
- Democracy Now is covering the results live on its site starting at 4pm PT.
- Larry King and ORA TV will be live on YouTube starting at 4 p.m. PT.
- Video The Vote, a group dedicated to documenting voting problems, will be live streaming throughout the day on Ustream.
- Aereo will make its broadcast streaming service freely available to anyone in New York from 6 p.m. ET to 6.a. ET the following day.
- Twitter is providing curated tweets on its #election2012 micro-site.
- Facebook is doing some neat live data visualization around their member’s voting.
We will update this list frequently until Tuesday night, so check back often – and feel free to leave any additional links in the comments!
For more on how to watch news and other TV programming without paying for cable, check out my ebook Cut the Cord: All You Need to Know to Drop Cable.