What Time Do Polls Close: Complete Polling Place Guide in Every State

Election Day is finally here and every single vote counts. Even if you were considering not voting (really? in this close of an election?), we’re sure that by now, the fervor and excitement has gotten you riled up and ready to vote, too. That’s where PolicyMic has you covered. For all of you last-minute-voters, independents who still can’t pick, and just general procrastinators, we’ve compiled an alphabetical list of closing times for polls in all the states so that you know what time you need to get there: 

Alabama:  7 and 8 p.m. EST

Alaska:11 p.m and 12 and 1 a.m. EST (Nov. 7)

Arizona: 9 p.m. EST

Arkansas: 8:30 p.m. EST

California: 11 p.m. EST

Colorado: 9 p.m. EST

Connecticut : 8 p.m. EST

Delaware: 8 p.m. EST

D.C.: 8 p.m. EST

Florida: 7 and 8 p.m. EST

Georgia: 7 p.m. EST

Hawaii: 11 p.m. EST

Idaho: 10 and 11 p.m. EST

Illinois 8 p.m. EST

Indiana: 6 and 7 p.m. EST

Iowa: 10 p.m. EST

Kansas: 8 and 9 p.m. EST

Kentucky: 6 and 7 p.m. EST

Louisiana: 9 p.m. EST

Maine: 8 p.m. EST

Maryland: 8 p.m. EST

Massachusetts: 8 p.m. EST

Michigan: 8 and 9 p.m. EST

Minnesota: 9 p.m. EST

Mississippi: 8 p.m. EST

Missouri: 8 p.m. EST

Montana:10 p.m. EST

Nebraska: 9 p.m. EST

Nevada:10 p.m. EST

New Hampshire: 7, 7:30 and 8 p.m. EST

New Jersey: 8 p.m. EST

New Mexico: 9 p.m. EST

New York: 9 p.m. EST

North Carolina: 7:30 p.m. EST

North Dakota; 8 and 9 p.m. EST

Ohio: 7:30 p.m. EST

Oklahoma: 8 p.m. EST

Oregon:10 and 11 p.m. EST

Pennsylvania: 8 p.m. EST

Rhode Island: 8 p.m. EST

South Carolina: 7 p.m. EST

South Dakota: 8 and 9 p.m. EST

Tennessee: 8 p.m. EST

Texas: 8 and 9 p.m. EST

Utah: 10 p.m. EST

Vermont: 7 p.m. EST

Virginia; 7 p.m. EST

Washington: 11 p.m. EST

West Virginia: 7:30 p.m. EST

Wisconsin: 9 p.m. EST

Wyoming: 9 p.m. EST.

While these are closing times, that only means that polling locations will stop allowing people to enter the line (and from experience, I know even that rule is flexible). So if you get there close to closing time and you see a long line, don’t worry, you’ll still get your chance to make a difference, no matter what the time.

First results are expected to come out around closing for each state or, in the case of multiple closing times, closer to the earliest one.

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Medha Chandorkar

As a junior at Georgetown University in Washington DC, I'm studying Government, Women's and Gender Studies, and Justice and Peace Studies. I'm interested in social justice issues, particularly women's rights in the developing world, and politics. Outside of school, I love dancing and reading, and I'm a huge TV / movie buff. In the future, I hope to become a lawyer but right now, I'm just focused on the moment.

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