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What Time Do the Polls Close?

Time is running out if you plan to vote in the 2012 presidential election.

With less than two hours remaining before polls begin closing on the East coast, voters are quickly running out of time to participate in the 2012 presidential election.

Polls close at 7 p.m. Eastern Time in Georgia. According to Ballotpedia, poll closing times for other states are as follows (*state has polls in more than one time zone - time listed is first to close):

  • Alabama - 7 p.m. Central Time
  • Alaska* - 8 p.m. Alaska Time
  • Arizona - 7 p.m. Mountain Time
  • Arkansas - 7:30 p.m. Central Time
  • California - 8 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Colorado - 7 p.m. Mountain Time
  • Connecticut - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Delaware - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Florida* - 7 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Hawaii - 6 p.m. Hawaii Time
  • Idaho* - 8 p.m. Mountain Time
  • Illinois - 7 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Indiana* - 6 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Iowa - 9 p.m. Central Time
  • Kansas* - 7 p.m. Central Time
  • Kentucky* - 6 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Louisiana - 8 p.m. Central Time
  • Maine - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Maryland - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Massachusetts - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Michigan* - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Minnesota - 8 p.m. Central Time
  • Mississippi - 7 p.m. Central Time
  • Missouri - 7 p.m. Central Time
  • Montana - 8 p.m. Mountain Time
  • Nebraska - 8 p.m. Central Time/7 p.m. Mountain Time
  • Nevada - 7 p.m. Pacific Time
  • New Hampshire - poll close at 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. Eastern Time depending upon location.
  • New Jersey - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • New Mexico - 7 p.m. Mountain Time
  • New York - 9 p.m. Eastern Time
  • North Carolina - 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • North Dakota - Closing times vary from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. depending upon location.
  • Ohio - 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Oklahoma - 7 p.m. Central Time
  • Oregon - 8 p.m. Pacific Time
  • Pennsylvania - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Rhode Island - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • South Carolina - 7 p.m. Eastern Time
  • South Dakota* - 7 p.m. Central Time
  • Tennessee - Precincts close 8 p.m. Eastern Time and 7 p.m. Central Time
  • Texas - 7 p.m. Central Time
  • Utah - 8 p.m. Mountain Time
  • Vermont - 7 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Virginia - 7 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Washington - Votes cast by mail-in ballot
  • Washington, D.C. - 8 p.m. Eastern Time
  • West Virginia - 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time
  • Wisconsin - 8 p.m. Central Time
  • Wyoming - 7 p.m. Mountain Time

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