US elections begin with 12 voters in New Hampshire hamlet casting votes

The Hale House at the Balsams resort where midnight voting will take place as part of the first ballots cast in the US Presidential Election, in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire on November 2, 2020. (AFP)

Voters in Dixville Notch, a village of 12 residents in the US state of New Hampshire, cast the first Election Day votes on the stroke of midnight into Tuesday.

The tiny town in the middle of the forest, near the Canadian border, has traditionally voted “first in the nation” since 1960. Neighboring village Millsfield also begins voting at midnight.

Most polling stations on the East Coast will open at 6:00 or 7:00 am (1100 or 1200 GMT) on Tuesday.

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Last Update: Tuesday, 03 November 2020 KSA 08:42 - GMT 05:42