Poll Closing Times

Swing State Project has a cool graphic depicting the poll closing times for each state as well as a handy chart that shows what time the voting ends in key races being decided today. Many states exist in multiple time zones and so have different poll closing times. Below you'll find simply a list of the times -- all Eastern -- when each state will begin to actually report presidential results, i.e. when ALL voting in each state is technically set to conclude (obviously does not factor in extended times to accommodate long lines/voting irregularities, etc.):

7PM:

Georgia
Indiana
Kentucky
South Carolina
Vermont
Virginia

7:30PM:

North Carolina
Ohio
West Virginia

8PM:

Alabama
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Illinois
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Mississippi
Missouri
Hew Hampshire
New Jersey
Oklahoma
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Washington, DC

8:30PM

Arkansas

9PM:

Arizona
Colorado
Kansas
Louisiana
Michigan
Minnesota
Nebraska
New Mexico
New York
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Texas
Wisconsin
Wyoming

10PM:

Iowa
Montana
Nevada
Utah

11PM:

California
Hawaii
Idaho
Oregon
Washington

1AM:

Alaska

Update [2008-11-4 13:54:2 by Todd Beeton]:Just wanted to reiterate that this list contains the times when the last poll in each state will close and hence, when we can expect to begin to see results. Many states are in two timezones, so check your specific area for when your actual local polls close. The Swing State Project map is a good resource for this.

Tags: 2008, election day (all tags)

Comments

4 Comments

Misleading

In Indiana you must be IN LINE At 6pm local time to vote.  Those still in line at 6 pm (local) time WILL Be allowed to vote.  In 2004, we had voting at some precincts until midnight because of long lines.  

For Indiana, get in line before 6 local time.
(We do have 2 time zones, but most of the state is Eastern and polls close at 6 eastern.)

by bakho 2008-11-04 08:31AM | 0 recs
Indiana

Just a note on Indiana - polls are open in the state until 6 p.m. However, for the portions of the state that are in the Central Time Zone, this means 6 p.m. Central Standard Time (which is, of course 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time).

Just didn't want folks in the eastern time zone part of the state thinking they had until 7 to vote.

by mhojo 2008-11-04 08:32AM | 0 recs
Re: Indiana

Then wouldn't it be easier just to day 6pm EST?  That just means the central folks may rush a bit to make it in at 5 (and find out they had another hour), but it seems less confusing and less likely of someone messing it up.

Just a thought.

by tlhwraith 2008-11-04 09:19AM | 0 recs
Re: Poll Closing Times, EASTERN STANDARD TIME

PLEASE UPDATE AT BOTH LOCATIONS OF DIARY.

All times listed are EASTERN STANDARD TIME.

For instance, we need all the Mydd voters possible to VOTE AGAINST PROP 8 IN CA -- WHERE THE POLLS WILL CLOSE 8 P.M.

by judybrowni 2008-11-04 09:06AM | 0 recs

Diaries

Advertise Blogads