The opening hours of the voting centers are set by the local officials, in some states from the eastern USA the voting will start at 13:00, Romanian time. In addition, more than 97 million Americans have already voted in 34 states that allow early or mail voting.
The first polling stations will close on the east coast of the United States, starting at 07:00 local time, on Wednesday at 2 o’clock in Romania and the last ones will close in Alaska, on Wednesday, at 13:00 Romanian time, and the American television networks will announce the results in each state.
The states that will receive the most attention are the so-called “swing states”, ie the undecided states, where the race between the two candidates is extremely tight. These states are Ohio, Florida and North Carolina, but New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa, Nevada and Colorado are also considered undecided states. Other states that could have a say in this election competition are two traditionally Republican states, Arizona and Georgia, and two traditionally Democratic states, Michigan and Wisconsin.
The media will start to get an idea of how the Americans voted only on Tuesday, local time 19:00, 02:00 on Wednesday, Romanian time, when all polling stations in Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Vermont will be closed , Indiana and Kentucky.
To reach the White House, on January 20, 2021, one of the two candidates must obtain the magic number of 270 voters, ie a simple majority of the 538 large voters. In 48 states, the ballot is “winner take all” – the winner takes everything, in other words, the candidate who gets the most popular votes in the state is allocated all the state’s electoral votes.
Every American citizen over the age of 18 has the right to vote, but only those who have previously registered can vote. The number of eligible voters is estimated at around 220 million.
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