NBC News gets iOS 14 widgets to keep you up to speed on the U.S. election

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What you need to know

  • The NBC News app has been updated to include widgets for today's election.
  • You'll be able to see poll closure, early voting stats, and more.
  • Perfect for those who aren't thrown into a state of panic at the thought of today's election.

Anyone wanting to keep up to speed on today's U.S. election can keep tabs on the latest information by updating to the new NBC News app with its support for election-based widgets.

With the election now underway there are three different widgets available to those who don't already feel filled with dread about the whole thing. With the widgets installed you'll see the latest polls, early voting data, and election night results. All from the comfort of your Home screen.

Nbc News Election Widgets

Nbc News Election Widgets (Image credit: NBC News)

For election day, NBC News Digital is making The Decision 2020 widget available to iPhones (and iPads) running Apple iOS 14, allowing users to get early glimpses at important voting information, early voting stats, the latest polls, plus see up-to-the-minute election results right from their home screens.

You can download the newly updated NBC News app app from the App Store right now.

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.