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One of the most divisive presidential elections in history will finally come to an end this week. By the end of Tuesday 8 November, more than 130 million ballots will have been cast across the United States to elect the country's 45th head of state.

Viewers around the world will stay up to watch either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton claim victory, drawing the presidential race to a close after months of speeches, debates and controversies. Find out where to watch the drama unfold here.

Where to watch the results on TV?

BBC One will air "Election Night in America" from 11.15pm on Tuesday 7 November until 6am on Wednesday 8 November, which will be presented by Andrew Neil and Katty Kay. It will also be broadcast on the BBC News Channel.

On ITV, "Trump v Clinton: The Result" will be aired from 10.40pm on Tuesday until 5am on Wednesday morning.

Sky News will cover the election results throughout the night, while the presidential debates will be broadcast once again on Sky Atlantic from 11.20pm.

Broadcasters in the US, including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will all cover the results of the election.

Where to watch the election online?

IBT UK will be hosting a live blog on election night.

CNN Digital will broadcast "Election Night in America" over election night via, as well as on mobile devices via CNN's apps for iOs and Android.

CBSN, the 24-hour digital streaming news service provided by CBS News, will livestream coverage across all digital platforms, including will be livestreaming the results.

YouTube will host live coverage from the following partners: Bloomberg, NBC, PBS, MTV News, Telemundo and The Young Turks.

Where can you watch the results on social media?

Twitter have partnered with Buzzfeed for a special broadcast, which you can follow via

ABC News have partnered with Facebook for live coverage of the election. Throughout the day, ABC News' curated Facebook Feed will offer live streams from anchors and correspondents at key polling locations and candidate election parties around the country, as well as feature commentary from anchors and correspondents at ABC News Election headquarters in New York.

When will the election results be announced?

For a breakdown of when polls open and close in each state, click here. As soon as polls close, projections for each state will be released, based on opinion polls carried out throughout the day - although they do not always correctly predict the outcome.

It is difficult to say exactly when the overall result of the election will be announced, but political commentators normally call the result at around 4am (GMT).