The 2008 US presidential election is on Tuesday, November 4, 2008.
The new US president will be known in the Philippines on Wednesday. As early as 7 a.m., Wednesday, Manila time, first results from the election can be reported. At most, by 2 p.m., Filipinos know the new US president.
Timeline: Election Day through Inauguration
November 4, 2008: Election Day in 49 states, and the District of Columbia; and the last of 21 consecutive election days in Oregon.
December 15, 2008: Members of the U.S. Electoral College meet in each state to cast their votes for President and Vice President.
January 8, 2009: Electoral votes officially tallied before both Houses of Congress. Members of Congress may object to the certification of a state’s electoral votes at this time.
January 20, 2009: Inauguration Day.