Minute by minute: the midterm elections began in the United States

Voters pass a sign outside a polling site in Warwick, Rhode Island, Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, after casting their ballots on the last day of early voting before the midterm elections. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (David Goldman/)

The first electoral colleges USA opened this Tuesday at 5:00 local time (10:00 GMT) to start a day in which the Americans will determine the composition of the Congress.

The first polling stations to open were some in the small state of Vermontin the eastern United States and bordering Canada, where voting is carried out mainly by mail and where the polls are scheduled to close at 7 p.m. (00:00 GMT on Wednesday).

The states of Maine, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois open their polling stations an hour later, followed by Ohio, North Carolina, and West Virginia, half an hour later, and Pennsylvania, Maryland, Massachusetts, Delaware, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, at 7 (12:00 GMT).

are in play all the House of Representativesa third of Senate and a series of charges governors Y local stalls. Referendums are also held on the right to abortion in four states: California, Vermont, Kentucky and Michigan.

President Biden during a campaign rally in Maryland (REUTERS / Leah Millis)
President Biden during a campaign rally in Maryland (REUTERS / Leah Millis) (LEAH MILLIS /)

Americans vote this Tuesday in the legislative elections that could decide the political future of the president Joe Biden and of donald trumpwho in the last hours of the campaign hinted at a possible candidacy for the 2024 presidential elections.