Whether you’re an early voter, the voice of an absentee ballot or one of many standing in line for the polls today, you’ve taken part in electing the next President of the United States. Now, we know Election Day isn’t an official holiday, so you’re probably completing the routine Tuesday errands after work and are hoping to get back home just in time to watch the rest of the results roll in. But just in case there’s the off-chance you won’t get to see as much as you wanted, we’ve put together a list of ways to stay connected with the election results—with or without a television.
Radio Coverage. National Public Radio has made it possible to listen to the election results through their iPhone or Android app. This free download can keep you connected all day, so you won’t have to worry about missing any information on that long drive home from work.
Online Interaction. If you’d rather stay connected on your computer or tablet, The HuffPost Live allows you to be an active member of the live chat discussing election topics such as voter fraud and suppression. With the ability to appear as an on-air guest and different discussions covered all day, we’re certain this will be something you want to check out for your election news.
Live Streaming. Along with Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and Daily Show with Jon Stewart, many other stations will be live streaming the election coverage on Internet accessible gaming systems. Own an Xbox? Starting at 7 p.m. ET, NBC News will have the latest on the election. The Washington Post will also live stream the election via YouTube with Washington Post’s “The Fix” columnists.
And if you have a smartphone or a tablet and just feel like checking in on the results, CNN’s Election Map coverage will keep the highlights of which candidate wins a state after the polls close.
Haven’t visited the polls and not sure what time they officially close? Visit the Ballotpedia page and find your state’s time. From your friends at Abstrakt, Happy Election Day!