ELECTION results will begin to trickle in after polls close at 10pm tonight. So how can you watch the election results come in live tonight?
Millions of Brits headed out to vote today, with poll stations across the country opening their doors at 7am this morning. While we nervously wait for election results to start being announced, here is how you can watch the election results as it happens.
How to watch election results tonight
If you’re looking to watch the election unfold on TV, a number of broadcasters will be running election coverage overnight on Thursday, December 12.
Exit polls are due to be released shortly after polls close at 10pm, with most broadcasters beginning their rolling election coverage around this time.
Broadcasters reporting on tonight’s events include the BBC, ITV, Sky News and Channel 4.
The BBC’s ‘Election 2019’ will begin rolling coverage of the election results as they are announced on BBC One from 9.55pm.
ITV will also be starting their coverage at 9.55pm, with ‘Election 2019 Live: The Results’.
Sky News will begin ‘The Brexit Election’ at 9pm all the way through till 5pm on Friday.
Channel 4 will be hosting the ‘Alternative Election Night’ from 9.55pm.
How to live stream election results tonight
If you’re not going to be able to catch the election results on television, there’s plenty of online options for watching tonight’s programmes.
To watch tonight’s BBC coverage, you can live stream the programme via BBC iPlayer.
All the results from 650 seats will be also be tweeted automatically on Twitter @BBCElection
ITV will be live streaming their coverage on the ITV Hub.
To live stream the more light-hearted Channel 4 ‘Alternative Election Night’, complete with comedians and commentators, you can do so on All4.
The Sky Go app will also have breaking and rolling news throughout the night.
If you can’t wait until 10pm, many of these news outlets will be starting their coverage earlier today.
When will the exit poll be released?
Before election results begin to trickle in, the exit poll from this election will be announced shortly after polls close at 10pm.
The exit poll is usually a highly accurate indicator of how the election will turn out.
The poll surveys thousands of people across the UK after they have cast their ballot, to find out how they have voted, and apply this data to a nationwide prediction model.