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NPR Election Night Live Blog

Nov 8, 2016
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As results come in across the country, NPR reporters will be updating this breaking news blog in real time. The NPR Politics team, along with Member station reporters, will be providing live updates in the form of photo, video, commentary and analysis for both national and local contested races.

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On this Election Day, polls will open in Connecticut at 6 am and close at 8 pm. In New York polls open at 6 am and close at 9 pm. 

You can locate your polling place in the Voter Information box on the right hand side of the WSHU homepage. Additional voter information is available at the Connecticut Secretary of the State website and the New York Board of Elections website.

Same day registration is available in Connecticut but not in New York.

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The U.S. Department of Justice says there are observers from its Civil Rights Division monitoring polls today in seven jurisdictions in Connecticut and three in New York. DOJ monitors are also in 26 other states.

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On November 8 I’ll be an election inspector at a local firehouse in Springs in East Hampton, NY, where, a fellow inspector reminds me, there’ll always be fire trucks and an ambulance. Not to hype a crisis, but it is possible some people will get frustrated waiting in line, especially hourly workers who can’t take more time off. 

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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been questioning whether the November 8 election will be fair.

WSHU’s Senior Reporter Ebong Udoma sat down with Morning Edition Host Tom Kuser to talk about how secure the nation’s voting system will be on Election Day.

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