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When Do the Polls Close in Each State?

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Polls across the U.S. do not close at a single time on November 8. Poll closing times depend on the state and, in some cases, the county within the state for states that cover multiple time zones.

The first polls to close are in Indiana and Kentucky, while most polls on the East Coast are closed by 8 p.m. New York polls are the last to close on the East Coast, not closing until 9 p.m. Alaksa’s polls do not close until 1:00 a.m. East Coast time.

Here are all 50 poll closing times in Eastern Standard Time. Portions of some states in other time zones will close later, as noted below. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump need 270 electoral votes to win the presidency. In the past three elections, the Associated Press has called the election shortly after 11 p.m. EST, when polls closed on the West Coast.


6:00 p.m. EST

Indiana (Counties that use Central Time will close polls at 7 p.m. EST)
Kentucky (Counties that use Central Time will close polls at 7 p.m. EST)


7:00 p.m. EST

Florida (Counties that use Central Time will close polls at 8 p.m. EST)
Georgia
New Hampshire (The 13 cities in New Hampshire can keep their polls open until 8 p.m. EST.)
South Carolina
Vermont
Virginia


7:30 p.m. EST

Ohio
North Carolina
West Virginia


8:00 p.m. EST

Alabama
Delaware
Illinois
Kansas (Polls in the counties in the Mountain Time Zone will close at 9 p.m. EST.)
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan (Polls in the counties in the Central Time Zone will close at 9 p.m. EST.)
Missouri
Mississippi
New Jersey
North Dakota (The less populated half of North Dakota is in Mountain Time, so polls there will close at 9 p.m. EST. Some polls in towns with higher populations can remain open until 9 p.m. local time.)
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas (Polls in the counties in the Mountain Time Zone will close at 9 p.m. EST.)


8:30 p.m. EST

Arkansas


9:00 p.m. EST

Arizona
Colorado
Louisiana
Minnesota
Nebraska
New Mexico
New York
Wisconsin
Wyoming


10:00 p.m. EST

Idaho (Polls in the portions of the state in the Pacific Time Zone close at 11:00 p.m. EST.)
Iowa
Montana
Nevada
Utah


11:00 p.m. EST

California
Oregon (Polls in the portions of the state in the Mountain Time Zone close at 10:00 p.m. EST.)
Washington
Hawaii


1:00 a.m. EST

Alaska


Read more about poll times in Spanish at AhoraMismo.com:

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