Here is what will happen Friday morning.
What time: The vote will be taken at 10:30 a.m., one hour after the Senate goes into session, per the provisions of Rule XXII of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
What channel: The vote will be televised on all cable news channels and on C-SPAN 2. Click here for C-Span's live stream.
Live update: Click here for live updates of the vote.
Why take this vote on Friday: A vote will be taken to cut off debate on the nomination and move it on to a full vote by the Senate. A simple majority -- 51 senators -- is needed for cloture to pass.
What happens next: After the cloture vote, 30 hours must pass before a motion to bring Kavanaugh's nomination to a vote can be made. That is expected to take place sometime on Saturday afternoon or evening.