I've voted. Now what?

Election Day 2020 has come to an end and votes are being counted. Determining who wins races up and down the ballot will require patience.


Each state has its own rules for how votes are cast, counted and recorded, and results from different states will come in at different times. In many states, the pandemic transformed voting.


For national elections, track results with the Associated Press.

For state and local contests, consult your local newspaper or NPR affiliate.


Remember that arriving at final election results might be messy. As we get there, gather your information from reliable sources and reference multiple sources before you share.