How to watch Election Day results

It’s Election Day in America. Voters will help decide crucial contests and ballot measures across the country a little more than two months before the 2024 presidential primaries begin.

Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear of Kentucky is trying to win a second term in a deep-red state, as is Republican Gov. Tate Reeves of Mississippi. Rhode Island appears poised to send a Black person to Congress for the first time, with Democrat Gabe Amo favored to win a special election for the state’s 1st Congressional District. Several key mayoral races are also on the ballot Tuesday, including in Houston and Philadelphia.

Control of both chambers of the Virginia legislature is up for grabs, with Democrats and Republicans defending narrow majorities in the state Senate and House respectively. And voters in Ohio will decide on ballot measures related to abortion rights and recreational marijuana.

Here’s what you need to know about poll closing times and how to watch CNN’s special coverage.

How to follow CNN’s election coverage

CNN’s America’s Choice 2023 special coverage will stream live starting at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 7, through 1 a.m. ET, November 8, without requiring a cable login, via and CNN Connected TV and mobile apps. Coverage will also be available via CNN Max, which is available to Max subscribers.

You can follow along with results on and with our live updates. CNN’s decision desk will be monitoring results and will make projections accordingly.

Election resources

CNN has numerous election-related resources available to readers:

Election events calendar: Key dates, events and deadlines for the 2023 and 2024 elections.

Live updates: It’s Election Day in several key states

What to watch for in Tuesday’s elections

Analysis: This geographic shift may decide Tuesday’s elections

Democrats are counting on abortion politics to help deliver wins in key races across the country this week

Analysis: Virginia elections offer the most important test for both parties heading into 2024

Abortion rights groups have been on a winning streak. Opponents hope Ohio’s Issue 1 offers a reset

Democrats lean into abortion fight in deep-red Kentucky governor’s race

Virginia’s bellwether elections could reshape the commonwealth – and its governor’s political future

What times do polls close?

The last polls close at 6 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. ET in:

• Kentucky (Note: The state is in both the Eastern and Central time zones.)

The last polls close at 7 p.m. ET in:

• Virginia

The last polls close at 7:30 p.m. ET in:

• Ohio

The last polls close at 8 p.m. ET in:

• Mississippi
• Rhode Island
• Houston
• Philadelphia

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