11/06/2012 09:30 am ET

Michigan Election 2012: Obama-Romney Competitive, Senate Race Leans Blue (LIVE UPDATES)

On Tuesday, 16 electoral votes are at stake in the Michigan election.

President Barack Obama goes into the contest polling just ahead of Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

In the Great Lakes State Senate race, Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow appears to be in a strong position to defeat Republican rival former Rep. Pete Hoekstra.

The polls in Michigan are open between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday. The state is divided between Eastern and Central time zones.

Below, a look at the president's approval rating in states across the country. Scroll down for live updates on the latest Election Day news.

Obama Approval Rating