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Posted: November 06, 2018

Election Day 2018: What time do the polls close?

Highlights of Election Night 2018

By Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

It could be a long night of counting ballots across the United States on Tuesday, but rest assured, there is a system.

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County and state election officials begin counting ballots and tallying the results soon as the polls officially close. The closing time for polls vary and are set by state election laws. Below is a state-by-state list of poll closings times.

6 p.m.

Polls close in most of Indiana and part of Kentucky.

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7 p.m.

Polls close in most of Florida, Georgia, the rest of Indiana, the rest of Kentucky, most of New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont and Virginia. 

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7:30 p.m.

Polls close in North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia.

8 p.m.

Polls close in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, the rest of Florida – the northwestern part, Illinois, most of Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, most of Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, the rest of New Hampshire, New Jersey, part of North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, part of South Dakota, most of Texas and Tennessee. 

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8:30 p.m.

Polls close in Arkansas.

9 p.m.

Polls close in Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, the rest of Kansas, the rest of Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, the rest of North Dakota, the rest of South Dakota, the rest of Texas, Wisconsin and Wyoming. 

10 p.m.

Polls close in parts of Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nevada and Utah. 

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11 p.m.

Polls close in California, Hawaii, the rest of Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

12-1 a.m.

Polls close in Alaska.

Voters were lined up outside of the Vigo County Annex in Terre Haute, Ind.,. on Monday, Nov. 5, 2018, to take advantage of the final day of early voting. (Austen Leake/Tribune-Star via AP)  


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