WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Balloting is also set to get underway soon in other states of the US Northeast, including New Hampshire, New York, Virginia, Maine and New Jersey.
The country’s 58th quadrennial election for president features Republican Party nominee Donald Trump against Democrat Hillary Clinton, as well as minor-party and independent candidates such as the Libertarian Party’s Gary Johnson, Jill Stein of the Green Party and independent Evan McMullin, who is on the ballot in only 11 states.
Results, however, are expected to begin coming in around 6 p.m. EST from Indiana and Kentucky.
Election Day is a civic holiday in a few states, including Delaware and New Jersey, while in others some employers give workers time off to vote.
President Barack Obama’s second term will officially end at noon EST on January 20, 2017, whereupon the winner of Tuesday’s election will be sworn into office.