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Exit Polls 2012: Latest Results, Closing Times, Presidential Election Watch Online Live Stream Updates

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By Amanda Gigliotti , Christian Post Correspondent
November 6, 2012|7:07 pm
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    (Photo: Reuters/Brendan McDermid)
    eople vote during the U.S. presidential election at a displaced polling center in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York, November 6, 2012. All the polling sites in Coney Island and the surrounding area were damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

All eyes are on the exit polls as millions vote in the 2012 Presidential Elections, and anxiously await to see whether President Barack Obama or challenger Mitt Romney wins the race for the White House.

Preliminary exit poll results are expected to be released from 5-6 p.m. ET. However news outlets are not permitted to broadcast any information until state polls close. The information gathered by the National Election Pool consortium - made up of ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN and the Associated Press - will be sealed off until 11 p.m. ET.

Poll stations close at 7 p.m. ET for some states such as Georgia, Indiana and Kentucky. Other states, especially from the East Coast, close their polling station between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET. New York is the only state in the East Coast where poll stations will close at 9 p.m.

To get latest news about the elections ABC News is providing free live streaming coverage of the election HERE.

The following are the poll closing times provided by Fox News (All times eastern (EST) time zone).

Alabama - 8:00 PM EST
Alaska - 1:00 AM EST*
Arizona - 9:00 PM T
Arkansas - 8:30 PM EST
California - 11:00 PM EST
Colorado - 9:00 PM EST
Connecticut - 8:00 PM EST
Delaware - 8:00 PM EST
Florida - 8:00 PM EST*
Georgia - 7:00 PM EST
Hawaii - 11:00 PM EST
Idaho - 11:00 PM EST*
Illinois - 8:00 PM EST
Indiana - 7:00 PM EST*
Iowa - 10:00 PM EST
Kansas - 9:00 PM EST*
Kentucky - 7:00 PM EST*
Louisiana - 9:00 PM EST
Maine - 8:00 PM EST
Maryland - 8:00 PM EST
Massachusetts - 8:00 PM EST
Michigan - 9:00 PM EST*
Minnesota - 9:00 PM EST
Mississippi - 8:00 PM EST
Missouri - 8:00 PM EST
Montana - 10:00 PM EST
Nebraska - 9:00 PM EST
Nevada - 10:00 PM EST
New Hampshire - 8:00 PM EST
New Jersey - 8:00 PM EST
New Mexico - 9:00 PM EST
New York - 9:00 PM EST
North Carolina - 7:30 PM EST
North Dakota - 9:00 PM EST*
Ohio - 7:30 PM EST
Oklahoma - 8:00 PM EST
Oregon - 11:00PM EST*
Pennsylvania - 8:00 PM EST
Rhode Island - 8:00 PM EST
South Carolina - 7:00 PM EST
South Dakota - 9:00 PM EST*
Tennessee - 8:00 PM EST
Texas - 9:00 PM EST*
Utah - 10:00 PM EST
Vermont - 7:00 PM EST
Virginia - 7:00 PM EST
Washington - 11:00 PM EST
Washington D.C. - 8:00 PM EST
West Virginia - 7:30 PM EST
Wisconsin - 9:00 PM EST
Wyoming -9:00 PM EST

*With asynchronous closing, the polls close at different GMT/UTC times in different parts of the state.

 

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