NPI's Cascadia Advocate

Offering commentary and analysis from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho, The Cascadia Advocate is the Northwest Progressive Institute's unconventional perspective on world, national, and local politics.

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

When do the polls close? Here’s a rundown

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.

Adjacent posts

  • Enjoyed what you just read? Make a donation


    Thank you for read­ing The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate, the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute’s jour­nal of world, nation­al, and local politics.

    Found­ed in March of 2004, The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate has been help­ing peo­ple through­out the Pacif­ic North­west and beyond make sense of cur­rent events with rig­or­ous analy­sis and thought-pro­vok­ing com­men­tary for more than fif­teen years. The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate is fund­ed by read­ers like you and trust­ed spon­sors. We don’t run ads or pub­lish con­tent in exchange for money.

    Help us keep The Cas­ca­dia Advo­cate edi­to­ri­al­ly inde­pen­dent and freely avail­able to all by becom­ing a mem­ber of the North­west Pro­gres­sive Insti­tute today. Or make a dona­tion to sus­tain our essen­tial research and advo­ca­cy journalism.

    Your con­tri­bu­tion will allow us to con­tin­ue bring­ing you fea­tures like Last Week In Con­gress, live cov­er­age of events like Net­roots Nation or the Demo­c­ra­t­ic Nation­al Con­ven­tion, and reviews of books and doc­u­men­tary films.

    Become an NPI mem­ber Make a one-time donation

  • NPI’s essential research and advocacy is sponsored by: