Polls open in US 0

American voters head to polling stations on Tuesday to choose between two starkly different candidates, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, in one of the most divisive presidential races in US history.

Connecticut, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Vermont and Virginia were the first states to officially open the polling booths on Tuesday morning.

Other states were due to begin the process within hours. Timings vary for each state. Of the nearly 230 million Americans eligible to vote, more than 120 million are expected to partake in the poll.

As of Sunday morning, more than 41 million Americans had voted in 37 states and the District of Columbia, where some forms of early voting were offered.