Scotland votes on its independence referendum Thursday. Voter turnout is expected to be unprecedented: Somewhere around 97 percent of Scots are registered to vote. Weather isn't expected to hinder any voting.
Voting will take place between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday and 23 local election councils plan to submit their results between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. Friday morning local time, so a final count will come after 6 a.m. See a full breakdown of councils and times here. This is how the referendum process works.
The East Coast of the United States is five hours behind UTC, which Edinburgh uses, so results will come in after midnight. The West Coast could see results late Thursday night.
Here are some Twitter accounts to follow to stay up to date on with campaigns, the vote counters and journalists on the ground. This list will grow as the referendum takes place on Thursday. Be sure to follow #indyref on Twitter to get all the news as it comes in.
The official Twitter account of the Chief Counting Officer for the referendum. You guessed it, he’s in charge of counting votes:
Our top priorities are to ensure that everyone in Scotland who has taken part in the referendum can be confident in the result #indeyref
â€” Scot Ref 2014 (@ScotRef2014) September 12, 2014
â€” Better Together (@UK_Together) June 17, 2014
Better Together leader and MP Alistair Darling doesn't have a huge Twitter presence, but any speeches will likely be announced there. If he has it his way, he'll have a victory speech to make Friday:
Just hours before we make our irrversable choice a leak shows the SNP secretly plan £450m in NHS cuts. Equivalent of 15k nurses #indyref
— Alistair Darling (@TogetherDarling) September 16, 2014
â€” Yes Scotland (@YesScotland) September 17, 2014
Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond will likely give at least one speech Thursday. Like Darling, he's hoping to give a victory speech on Friday:
A letter to the people of Scotland. "Let's do this" http://t.co/7LYXwgXUoZ
â€” Alex Salmond (@AlexSalmond) September 17, 2014
The Scotsman, Scotland’s biggest newspaper will host a post-referendum live Google Hangout discussion at 10:30 p.m. local time with campaigners from both "Yes" and "No" camps.
â€” Scotsman (@TheScotsman) September 17, 2014
— Patrick McPartlin (@p_mcpartlin) September 17, 2014
New Ipsos MORI poll suggests 51% will vote 'No' and 49% 'Yes' in tomorrow's #indyref - the result would see Scotland remain in the UK
â€” Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) September 17, 2014
Anshel Pfeffer is covering the referendum on the ground for Haaretz:
â€” Anshel Pfeffer (@AnshelPfeffer) September 17, 2014
Andrew McFadyen is covering for Al Jazeera:
The independence debate has helped to create the most politically engaged generation in Scottish history http://t.co/2XuCVOs3gj
â€” Andrew McFadyen (@apmcfadyen) September 17, 2014