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When Will Presidential Election Results Be Known?

Michigan's voting goes until 8 p.m., but some polls elsewhere close earlier and presidential election results will be announce afterwards.

Michigan voters have until 8 p.m. Eastern to cast their Election 2012 ballots, but voting in other key swing states ends as much as an hour earlier, and exit polling could provide an early clue whether President Obama or Mitt Romney is closer to the White House as the presidential election results start coming in.

The earliest key state to watch for presidential election results is Virginia, where polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Voting ends 30 minutes later in the swing states of Ohio and North Carolina. As Michigan's polls close, the swing states of Florida, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire close their polls, too.

Nevada and Iowa, two other swing states that could prove pivotal in this year's presidential election, close voting at 10 p.m. Eastern.

Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.

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