Britain is set to decide in a deeply contentious referendum whether to exit the European Union.
Starting Thursday morning, polls will open for citizens to vote on the so-called "Brexit," which has become a top issue in the United Kingdom as the refugee crisis and economic turmoil spread across the rest of the continent; and fears about EU control over British sovereignty take hold. Some worry that exiting the Union would itself cause economic problems for the UK.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. local time. All citizens of the United Kingdom are eligible to vote, including those living abroad who have registered to vote in the UK within the past 15 years. There will be no exit polls broadcast during the voting process because of legal restrictions.
The Electoral Commission expects to have full results of the referendum by roughly 7 a.m. BST (or 2 a.m. EST). Results from the various 382 voting wards are expected to trickle in throughout the evening, however, with the first scheduled for 11:30 p.m. BST.
American audiences can watch live coverage of the results on all the cable news networks. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, Bloomberg TV, Fox Business Network, and CNBC are all expected to begin their Friday morning news coverage earlier than usual to report on the historic vote. Across the pond, British audiences can turn to BBC World News, ITV, and Sky News for all their real-time information.
Sky News offers a free live stream of its broadcast online, above via YouTube. Cable subscribers can also stream the network’s coverage on Apple TV and Roku. Alternatively, BBC offers a live feed via its own iPlayer, available on Apple TV and other devices.