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)
New Hampshire (The 13 cities in New Hampshire can keep their polls open until 8 p.m. EST.)
7:30 p.m. EST
8:00 p.m. EST
Kansas (Polls in the counties in the Mountain Time Zone will close at 9 p.m. EST.)
Michigan (Polls in the counties in the Central Time Zone will close at 9 p.m. EST.)
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.)
Texas (Polls in the counties in the Mountain Time Zone will close at 9 p.m. EST.)
8:30 p.m. EST
9:00 p.m. EST
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.)
11:00 p.m. EST
Oregon (Polls in the portions of the state in the Mountain Time Zone close at 10:00 p.m. EST.)
1:00 a.m. EST
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