After all the policy speeches, debates, town hall meetings, rallies, polls, conference calls, bus tours, commercials, web videos, more conference calls, Saturday Night Live sketches, press releases, In Case You Missed Its, and more conference calls, the day has finally arrived.
An election night that has been nearly two years in the making – decades maybe if you go back to the point where both candidates first pondered this moment – and finally the voters have their say.
Below is a handy guide to the evening – poll closing times, Electoral College votes by state, and key congressional and gubernatorial races.
Election 2008 by the numbers:
Money Raised -- Primaries & General Election:
Obama $659.1 million
Money spent -- Primaries & General Election:
Obama $593.1 million
McCain $273.5 million
Number of TV ad airings during the general, from the Campaign Media Analysis Group:
Events in Battleground States:
ABC News kicks off Election Night coverage at 6:30pm ET from the Crossroads of the World, Times Square, with a special edition of "World News with Charles Gibson" and continues with election coverage from 7pm ET until at least 2am ET.
On election night, ABC News will transform Times Square into an outdoor global viewing event, with thousands of people watching ABC News coverage of real time election results on three iconic jumbo screens.
ABC NewsNow's coverage tonight will be hosted by Sam Donaldson and Rick Klein and live-streaming on ABCNews.com. Klein, ever the multi-tasker, will be live-blogging while on the air.
Everything else you need for Election Night is right on ABCNews.com: Want more information on the key battleground states? ABCNews' political unit has analyzed the polling data, information and reported from across all 50 states for the last 50 consecutive days. Check out our "50 States in 50 Days" map and dig down into each state to learn more.
A map of presidential results state-by-state and Senate, House and Gubernatorial races.
Want to play pundit? Check out the ABC News.com Electoral College Calculator where you can determine the national landscape and give states to Obama or McCain.
7:00 PM ET 58 Electoral votes
PRES Obama McCain
SEN Jim Martin- Saxby Chambliss
GA-8 HOUSE Jim Marshall- Rick Goddard
SEN Mark Warner- Jim Gilmore
VA-2 HOUSE Glenn Nye- Thelma Drake
VA-5 HOUSE Tom Perriello- Virgil Goode
GOV Jill Long Thompson- Mitch Daniels
IN-3 HOUSE Michael Montagano-Mark Souder
SEN Bruce Lunsford- Mitch McConnell
KY-2 HOUSE David Boswell- Brett Guthrie
SEN Bob Conley- Lindsey Graham
GOV Gaye Symington- Jim Douglass
7:30 PM ET 40 Electoral Votes
OH-1 HOUSE Steve Driehaus- Steve Chabot
OH-15 HOUSE Mary Jo Kilroy- Steve Stivers
OH-16 HOUSE John Boccieri- Kirk Schuring
North Carolina (15)
SEN Kay Hagan- Elizabeth Dole
GOV Bev Perdue- Pat McCrory
NC-8 HOUSE Larry Kissell- Robin Hayes