Election 2010

On Election Night: We'll Have Live Updates And A Special Look

We know there will be many ways to follow what happens next Tuesday, when these midterm elections we've been reporting about finally come to a finish (barring any recounts, of course).

May we humbly point to some of the things NPR will be doing on Election Night that you might want to check out?

Member stations across the nation, of course, will be broadcasting and streaming NPR's coverage. The "Election Special" goes on the air at 8 p.m. ET. Hosts Robert Siegel, Melissa Block, Scott Simon and Audie Cornish, with help from correspondents across the nation, will stay on the story until the wee hours of Wednesday morning. NPR.org will be streaming the coverage as well.

Design of NPR.org's 2010 elections homefront.

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Ken and Ron will be in the studio all night. They'll be on air with analyses, online with news and observations and will be in charge of deciding when NPR "calls" the key races.

Frank will be at the controls of It's All Politics, pulling together the best information from NPR's reporting and elsewhere in the news media and blogosphere. He'll be posting throughout the evening.

Starting at 6 p.m. ET, I'll be feeding updates to a "This Just In" box that will automatically refresh on the homepage of NPR.org. We hope it will be a useful tool for getting information out quickly about key races and other developments.

Design of the NPR.org mobile device Elections 2010 report.

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Also on the homefront, starting at 6 p.m. ET: "Balance of Power" graphics that will make it simple to see where things stand as the Republican and Democratic parties battle for control of the House and Senate.

If you're out and about and want to check up on what's happening from your mobile device, you'll find a special elections presentation at NPR.org. As you can see in the mockup to the left, it will have the "Balance of Power" graphics, our latest updates, and buttons to take you to reports about all the races.

Again, we know there are many other ways to follow the action. We hope you'll check ours out — and give us feedback on what works for you and what doesn't. After all, we'll be doing this all over again pretty soon — in 2012.

And thanks for following along with us as the 2010 campaign season has gone by.



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