It’s been well over a year since Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton each announced they were running for president. Now, we’re finally in the campaign’s final hours.
The US election is on November 8, American time, but in Australia we will be seeing most of the action on Wednesday, November 9.
Otherwise, here are the key times you need to know and the states you need to watch as we await a winner:
Tuesday, 4pm AEDT
The first voting will begin in the town of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, which has a population of 12.
They have a pretty cool tradition of voting at midnight, which means its results are known before the rest of the country.
Tuesday, 10pm AEDT
Polls open in some states on the east coast.
Depending on the state, polling booths will open between 6am or 7am local time and close between 7pm or 8pm. (If you’re in line when polls close, you still get to vote.)
Fun fact: there are six different time zones across the United States, but just to make things nice and complex there are 13 states operating with split time zones.
The point is, most voting will take place overnight Tuesday, Australian time.
Wednesday, 11am AEDT
Polling stations will start to close in eastern states.
Once the polls have closed, there will be a projection for each state based on opinion polls taken throughout the day. They are a good indication of the results but not always correct.
The key results to watch out for at this time are from swing states FloridaNew HampshireVirginia
Wednesday, 11:30am AEDT
Polls close in two more battleground states — North CarolinaOhio
In other words, this is when we might get an indication of how well Mr Trump is faring.
Wednesday, 12:00pm AEDT
Polls close in 18 states, the most important being Pennsylvania
This is also when the final polls close in Florida
Wednesday, 1:00pm AEDT
Polls close in 10 states, including WisconsinColorado
While Mrs Clinton is considered the favourite to win Wisconsin, a Trump upset there would point to a tight race across the board.
The final polls close at this time in Texas
Wednesday, 2:00pm AEDT
Voting ends in swing states NevadaIowa
If Mr Trump doesn’t win Iowa, he’s seen as being pretty much done. Although by this time, we should have a decent idea of how the night has played out.
Wednesday, 3:00pm AEDT
Voting closes in states on the west coast, including California