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American Voters Choosing A President

There are long lines at polling stations as Americans elect a new president, after one of the most contentious campaigns in U.S. history.


At midnight, in the tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch, Clay Smith is the first to cast his ballot in the U.S. presidential election.
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At midnight, in the tiny New Hampshire town of Dixville Notch, Clay Smith is the first to cast his ballot in the U.S. presidential election.

An unmarked ballot for the 2016 U.S. presidential election at a polling location in Kent, Ohio.
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An unmarked ballot for the 2016 U.S. presidential election at a polling location in Kent, Ohio.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters after casting her vote near her home in Chappaqua, not far from New York City.
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton greets supporters after casting her vote near her home in Chappaqua, not far from New York City.

Voters fill out their ballots on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York.
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Voters fill out their ballots on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York.

Voting underway at a fire station in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Voting underway at a fire station in Indianapolis, Indiana.

A voter casts her ballot inside a laundromat in Chicago, Illinois. 
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A voter casts her ballot inside a laundromat in Chicago, Illinois. 

Virginia residents wait in line before the polls open at a historic property called the ''Hunter House'' in Vienna, Virginia.
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Virginia residents wait in line before the polls open at a historic property called the ''Hunter House'' in Vienna, Virginia.

People wait in line at a polling station in an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York.
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People wait in line at a polling station in an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York.

Joseph Watson after voting in Dillon, South Carolina.
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Joseph Watson after voting in Dillon, South Carolina.

A voter looks over her ballot at Sam's Auto Sales in Chicago, Illinois.
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A voter looks over her ballot at Sam's Auto Sales in Chicago, Illinois.

Voters wait in line at a polling location in Colebrook, New Hampshire.
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Voters wait in line at a polling location in Colebrook, New Hampshire.

People wait in line outside a polling location in Mobile, Alabama.
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People wait in line outside a polling location in Mobile, Alabama.

A cyclist drops off his ballot at polling location in Denver, Colorado.
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A cyclist drops off his ballot at polling location in Denver, Colorado.

 Local residents vote at a polling location in Denver, Colorado.
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 Local residents vote at a polling location in Denver, Colorado.

A voter fills out his ballot in a living room polling location in Dover, Oklahoma.
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A voter fills out his ballot in a living room polling location in Dover, Oklahoma.

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