A question that we’re seeing being asked a lot on social media networks today is “When do the polls close?” If you haven’t voted yet and are wondering how much time you have left — or if you’re simply curious as to when the results action gets underway — here is a guide to poll closings nationwide (in all fifty states), courtesy of the National Association of Secretaries of State.
3 PM Pacific
- Polls close in some regions of Indiana and Kentucky (but not all).
4 PM Pacific
- Polls close in Georgia, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia.
- Polls in some areas of Florida and Hew Hampshire also close, as do the last polls still open in Indiana and Kentucky.
4:30 PM Pacific
- More New Hampshire polls close.
- Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio, and West Virginia.
5 PM Pacific
- Polls close in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri„ New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.
- The rest of New Hampshire and Florida’s polls close.
- Some polling places close in Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas.
5:30 PM Pacific
- Polls close in Arkansas.
6 PM Pacific
- Polls close in Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
- Last polls close in Kansas, Michigan, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Texas.
7 PM Pacific
- Polls close in Iowa, Montana, Utah, and Nevada.
- Some polls close in Idaho and North Dakota.
- In some regions of Oregon, the deadline to return ballots passes.
8 PM Pacific
- Polls close in California and Hawaii.
- The last polls in North Dakota and Idaho also close.
- The deadline to return ballots passes in Washington and the rest of Oregon.
9 PM Pacific
- Some polls close in Alaska.
10 PM Pacific
- The rest of Alaska’s polls close.
Networks are likely to begin calling some races starting around 4 PM Pacific.