When do polls close in each state?

Poll closing times vary by state. In some states with multiple time zones, polls can close first in the earlier time zones.

Posted: Nov 3, 2020 9:13 AM

It's Election Day in the U.S. and millions of voters will head to polling sites across the country to cast their ballot in favor of either President Donald Trump or Democratic challenger Joe Biden.

Poll closing times vary by state. In some states with multiple time zones, polls can close first in the earlier time zones. If you are waiting in line when the polls close, stay in line, because you still have the right to vote. The American Civil Liberties Union has a full list of voting rights here.

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Here's when the polls close in each state:

7 p.m. ET:

  • Georgia
  • Indiana* (Polls in 80 eastern counties close at 6 p.m. ET; 12 western counties at 7 p.m. ET)
  • Kentucky
  • South Carolina
  • Vermont
  • Virginia

7:30 p.m. ET:

  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia

8 p.m. ET:

  • Alabama
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida* (Polls close at 7 p.m. ET outside of Florida's Panhandle) 
  • Illinois
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts 
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire* (Poll closings can vary by municipality, to find the time your polling place closes, click here.)
  • New Jersey
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Tennessee* (Closing time vary by county, look up poll closing times here)

8:30 p.m. ET:

  • Arkansas

9 p.m. ET:

  • Arizona 
  • Colorado
  • Kansas* (Polls close in 101 eastern counties at 8 p.m. ET)
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan* (Polls close in 79 eastern counties at 8 p.m. ET)
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska* (Polls close in 75 eastern counties at 8 p.m. ET)
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Dakota* (Polling hours vary by county, a full list is here)
  • South Dakota* (Polls close in the eastern counties at 8 p.m. ET)
  • Texas* (Polls close in 252 western counties at 8 p.m. ET)
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

10 p.m. ET:

  • Iowa
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • Utah

11 p.m. ET:

  • California
  • Idaho* (Polls close in southern counties at 10 p.m. ET) 
  • Oregon
  • Washington

12 a.m. ET:

  • Hawaii

1 a.m. ET:

  • Alaska

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1145209

Reported Deaths: 18862
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3741347497
San Bernardino875421129
Riverside821751417
San Diego74361984
Orange719531556
Kern39437445
Fresno36688477
Sacramento34186550
Santa Clara31603467
Alameda27857499
San Joaquin24804504
Contra Costa22747258
Stanislaus20932420
Tulare19882304
Ventura18480175
Imperial15568355
San Francisco14662158
Monterey14265115
San Mateo13561170
Sonoma11608155
Merced11388179
Santa Barbara10944133
Kings1025987
Solano974581
Marin7596129
Placer614868
Madera593883
San Luis Obispo581135
Shasta447043
Yolo436374
Santa Cruz400328
Butte376559
Sutter294814
Napa281117
El Dorado20184
Yuba186610
San Benito176716
Lassen17153
Tehama152623
Mendocino144122
Nevada11319
Glenn8537
Lake84519
Tuolumne8068
Humboldt8019
Colusa6636
Siskiyou5652
Mono5073
Amador45716
Calaveras43421
Del Norte2961
Inyo28016
Plumas1810
Trinity1240
Mariposa1202
Modoc1180
Alpine420
Sierra190
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