Election Day Guide: Poll Closing Times Across the Country

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Not sure which states to keep an eye on when? Here's your state-by-state guide to when polls close. All times given are Eastern Standard.

State Polls Close
Indiana Most at 6 p.m., some at 7 p.m.*
Kentucky Some at 6 p.m., some at 7 p.m.*
Florida Most at 7 p.m., some at 8 p.m.*
Georgia 7 p.m.
South Carolina 7 p.m.
Vermont 7 p.m.
Virginia 7 p.m.
New Hampshire Most at 7 p.m., some at 7:30 and 8 p.m.**
North Carolina 7:30 p.m.
Ohio 7:30 p.m.
West Virginia 7:30 p.m.
Tennesse Most 8 p.m., some 7 p.m.*
Alabama 8 p.m.
Connecticut 8 p.m.
Delaware 8 p.m.
District of Columbia 8 p.m.
Illinois 8 p.m.
Maryland 8 p.m.
Massachusetts 8 p.m.
Michigan 8 p.m.
Mississippi 8 p.m.
Missouri 8 p.m.
New Jersey 8 p.m.
Oklahoma 8 p.m.
Pennsylvania 8 p.m.
Texas 8 p.m.
Arkansas 8:30 p.m.
Kansas Most 8 p.m., some 9 p.m.*
North Dakota Most 8 p.m., some 9 p.m.*
South Dakota Some 8 p.m., some 9 p.m.*
Arizona 9 p.m.
Colorado 9 p.m.
Louisiana 9 p.m.
Maine 9 p.m.
Minnesota 9 p.m.
New Mexico 9 p.m.
New York 9 p.m.
Rhode Island 9 p.m.
Wisconsin 9 p.m.
Wyoming 9 p.m.
Nebraska  Most 9 p.m., some 10 p.m.*
Idaho 10 p.m.
Iowa 10 p.m.
Montana 10 p.m.
Nevada 10 p.m.
Utah 10 p.m.
California 11 p.m.
Hawaii 11 p.m.
Oregon 11 p.m.
Washington 11 p.m.
Alaska 12 a.m.

* Disparity caused by a state being in two different time zones

**Depends on voting precinct

2008 Congressional elections,
2008 presidential election

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You erred when you asked the obummer supporter to think or do math. It is asking too much of him or her.

FunkyD of AL 9:08PM November 02, 2010

To Obama supporter of MD: That is Eastern Time. Alaskan time is 8 PM. Another example of Obama supporters' knee-jerk, unqualified criticism. How about thinking before your post next time? That would be a "vote for change."

Steve Kinney of CA 11:06PM November 04, 2008

Wow! Alaskan pols stay open til 12:00 a.m. they really have no excuse. But I hope everyone went out there and voted for change!

Obama supporter of MD 6:55PM November 04, 2008

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