Polls have opened across the East Coast in an election that has -- whatever the outcome today -- already changed the electoral map of the South and country.

Here at Facing South, we'll be providing up-to-the-minute coverage and analysis of voting rights and election issues throughout the day -- keep visiting for fresh updates!

* Tell us about breaking voter and election issues in your state by emailing us at vote [at] southernstudies.org.

* If you have problems voting or see suspicious election activity, call the toll-free Election Protection hotline: 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

* And of course, if you haven't cast your vote already: GO VOTE! Don't know where? Use this handy Google Maps tool to find your polling place.