Illinois voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their 2012 presidential ballots, but no one is waiting very anxiously to see if our state swings Red or Blue. However, for key swing states, the picture is much different.
The earliest key state to watch for is Virginia, where polls close at 6 p.m. central time.
Voting ends 30 minutes later in swing states Ohio and North Carolina. At 7 p.m. swing states Florida, Pennslvania and New Hampshire close their polls. Wisconsin polls close at 8 p.m.
Nevada and Iowa close their voting at 9 p.m.
Check here as Patch updates Election 2012 results as they come in.