WATCH LIVE: Iowa caucuses mark official start of 2016 presidential race
Republican presidential candidates (L-R) Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Chris Christie, Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush and Gov. John Kasich pose together onstage at the start of the debate held by Fox News for the top 2016 U.S. Republican presidential candidates in Des Moines, Iowa on Jan. 28, 2016. (Reuters/Jim Young)

Republican and Democratic voters in Iowa's 99 counties will convene on Monday night for the state's presidential caucus -- the first official competition in both parties' primary process.


As the Daily Beast reported, the process is scheduled to begin at 8 pm EST and conclude three or four hours later.

According to Agence France-Presse, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is leading among Democratic candidates, while real estate magnate Donald Trump continues to hold a lead in the GOP race.

WHO-TV's live coverage of the caucuses can be seen below.