"I Voted" stickers are displayed atop a ballot box, ready to give to each voter at a polling station used by many college students on the campus of the University of Colorado, in Boulder, Colo
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Millions of Americans vote for the next US president

Tens of millions of Americans are voting to decide whether to re-elect Democratic President Barack Obama or hand the job to Republican Mitt Romney.

Polling stations will start closing in eastern states at 18:00 EST (23:00 GMT) and a winner could become clear within hours.

Turnout is crucial, with polls suggesting a neck-and-neck race, but giving the president a slender lead in crucial swing states.

The BBC's Steve Kingstone reports.

For in depth coverage as the US goes to the polls: BBC US election special report

  • 06 Nov 2012
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