11/06/2012 10:33 am ET

Vermont Election 2012: President Looks Set To Defeat Mitt Romney (LIVE UPDATES)

What Obama Has To Do To Beat Mitt Romney

Obama is expected to win 3 electoral votes over Mitt Romney in the Vermont election on Tuesday.

Election Day in the blue-leaning state will be a tame affair, save for the down-ticket races, where close fought contests should bring Vermonsters to the polls.

Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin, a Democrat, is expected to win against Republican challenger Randy Brock. Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent, looks poised to defeat John MacGovern.

Vermont polls may open as early as 5:00 a.m. and no later than 10:00 a.m., as declared by the Vermont Board of Civil Authority.

Down below, a look at the latest presidential poll numbers and our Election Day live blog.

Polls: Obama vs. Romney