US Polls First Take: Barack Obama, Mitt Romney in tie
The first results, by tradition, were tallied in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, New Hampshire, shortly after midnight (0500 GMT).
Obama and Romney each received five votes in Dixville Notch.
Tuesday's tie was first in its history.
Another hamlet, Hart's Location has also been among the first to vote, having reinstated the practice in 1996. Who won there?
Barack Obama got 23 votes to nine votes for Mitt Romney and two votes for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson.
The town has been under the spotlight as it is the first place in America to make its presidential preferences known.
Dixville Notch in New Hampshire has been casting the first ballot of presidential elections since 1960.
Since then it has picked seven out if 13 winners. According to local news media, the 25-odd registered voters of the town gather to cast their ballots at midnight,and the polls are closed one minute later.
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