It’s Election Day – here’s what you need to know

What we’re watching and covering at Annenberg Media this Nov. 3.

November 3, 2020: The highly-anticipated presidential face-off is finally here.

With the pandemic reaching new heights and tensions escalating as results draw closer, you’ll need a reliable news source to guide you. Fear not, worried voter – Annenberg Media’s got you covered.

How can I find real-time election results?

Here at the Politics Desk, we’re covering breaking election updates as well as results from key swing states and their senate races (plus California, of course).


State-specific updates:

If text isn’t your thing, Annenberg TV News is airing a live broadcast from 5:30 to 11 p.m. PST. Tune in to their YouTube live stream, available via Annenberg Media’s homepage, for live coverage of results and discussions on critical issues on the ballot. Annenberg Radio News has two shows from 5 to 5:15 p.m. and 6 to 6:15 p.m. PST, also available via our homepage.

Make sure to check our Twitter for constant updates throughout the night.

We’ve had plenty of pre-election coverage at the politics desk, too, from our weekly recaps to L.A. county’s District Attorney race, which some call the “most important” D.A. race in the country.

Will we know who won the election by the end of Nov. 3?

Unfortunately, it’s not likely. Due to the pandemic, America has seen a surge in mail-in and absentee votes, which are usually counted well into Election Night and maybe even days after. It may be days, weeks, or even a month before we know who the president-elect will be.

How can I keep up with coverage after Election Day?

While we’re hosting multiple forms of live coverage on Election Day, Annenberg Media will continue to track the election well after Nov. 3. The Politics Desk stories covering specific states or senatorial races will be updated on a regular basis, so the same article link can be used to check for updates.

Can I still vote?

If you’re in California and it’s still Election Day, yes! With conditional voting, California offers same-day voter registration, so just find the nearest polling place and get to work.

The following places also have same-day voter registration: Colorado, Connecticut, D.C., Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Do I need to vote?

Yes (if you’re eligible).

Vote On!