Today, Thursday, July 4, millions of Brits will be heading to the polls as they vote for who they think should be the next Prime Minister of the UK and the next government.

This is the first general election since the 2019 edition that saw the Conservatives win and Boris Johnson become Prime Minister.

Now, after 14 years of a Tory government, the final election polls suggest that a Labour government could be voted in.

Polling stations are open all day from 7am until 10pm, at 10pm, the first exit polls will be revealed.

However, it won't be until early morning that confirmation of the results will be revealed.

Helping to keep the public updated with the latest election results and information, broadcasters will be hosting overnight election specials.

The BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky News will all host general election specials, this is what you need to know.

General election TV guide

BBC coverage

The BBC will be hosting Election 2024 from 9.55pm until 6am when Election 2024: The Results will start and continue on until 1pm.

The overnight coverage will be hosted by Laura Kuenssberg and Clive Myrie and they will be joined by the BBC's political editor Chris Mason and Reeta Chakrabarti.

ITV coverage

ITV will begin their general election coverage from 9.50pm until 6am when Good Morning Britain will air until 9.25am.

At 9.25am, Election 2024 Live: The Results will start and will last until 3.30pm in the afternoon.

Tom Bradby will host the night, marking his fourth time in the role, he'll be joined by ex-Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon, George Osborne, Ed Balls, Robert Preston and more.

Channel 4 coverage

Hosted by Krishnan Guru-Murthy and ex-Newsnight host Emily Maitlis, Channel 4 will host Britain Decides with The Rest is Politics and Gogglebox from 9.45pm until 9am.

They will have appearances from Alastair Campbell, Rory Stewart and some familiar faces from Gogglebox.

Sky News 

From 9pm until 9am, Sky News will host The Battle for Number 10: Election Breakfast before hosting Election Live with Sophy Ridge.

Kay Burley will host the overnight show and will be joined by Beth Rigby, Sir Trevor Phillips, Ed Conway, Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and more.