With the election less than four weeks away and all signs pointing to a close race, the vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan tonight has a lot riding on it for both tickets.

The proceedings at Centre College in Danville, Ky., begin at 9 p.m EDT, but you can start following our live blog here at the International Business Times at 7:30. 

Live streams are offered at many sites, including Politico's at this link. Tumblr’s coverage of the vice presidential debate can be found here. The live stream starts promptly at 9 p.m.

The format for the Biden-Ryan debate differs from the first face-off between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney.

The first debate only covered domestic issues, while the Biden-Ryan debate  “will cover both foreign and domestic topics,” according to the Commission on Presidential Debates, the non-partisan body that sets the rules for the discussions.

After live streaming its first presidential debate last week, YouTube is back with a live stream for tonight’s vice presidential debate. The website’s Politics Hub, launched in August, is where you can find the live stream. Just go to this link. YouTube’s coverage begins at 9 p.m.

The commission has its own live stream options through AOL and Yahoo. Through the debate commission’s “Voice Of” feature, you can sound off on  issues pertaining to the 2012 election and see how your views compare to those of other Americans.

ABC News is live streaming the debate on its YouTube channel, NBC will broadcast the Biden-Ryan matchup on the Internet here and CBS News will live stream the debate here.

Cable networks are also in the mix, with CNN’s coverage here and Fox News’ live stream here.

The Biden-Ryan debate will be moderated by Martha Raddatz, senior foreign affairs correspondent for ABC News.