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The much-anticipated US election 2020 has now arrived and despite a record-breaking 99 million early voters, millions of Americans will cast their ballots on election day. In an election that has been dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest, the US will choose whether US President Donald Trump should be given a second term in office or if Democrat Joe Biden is the best to lead the country out of its current health crisis.
When do voting polls close?
The US election 2020 will be held today, on Tuesday, November 3.
The opening and closing times for polls vary depending on where in the country you’re voting from.
Most polls open at 6am and the latest stay open until 9pm local time, such as in New York.
In states including Vermont, voters will be able to cast their ballots from 5am local time.
All polling stations will have shut by 9pm local time on November 3.
In some states, eligible voters will be allowed to vote after the polling station has closed if they were already in the queue.
The first polls close in large parts of Indiana and Kentucky at 6pm ET (11pm GMT).
Parts of those states are in multiple time zones, so timings will vary.
At 7pm ET (midnight GMT), the state of Florida will shut down polling stations.
At 11pm ET (4am GMT), polls will close in the western part of the USA, including in California, Oregon and Washington.
When voting close in every state – timings local
Alabama – Close: 7pm CST
Alaska – Close: 8pm AKST
Arizona – Close: 7pm MST
Arkansas – Close: 7.30pm CST
California – Close: 8pm PST
Colorado – Close: 7pm MST
Connecticut – Close: 8pm EST
Delaware – Close: 8pm EST
District of Columbia – Close: 8pm EST
Florida – Close: 7pm EST
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Georgia – Close: 7pm EST
Hawaii – Close: 7pm HST
Idaho – Close: 8pm MST
Illinois – Close: 7pm CST
Indiana – Close: 6pm EST
Iowa – Close: 9pm CST
Kansas – Close: 7pm CST
Kentucky – Close: 6pm CST/EST (depending on side of state)
Louisiana – Close: 8pm CST
Maine – Close: 8pm EST
Maryland – Close: 8pm EST
Massachusetts – Close: 8pm EST
Michigan – Close: 8pm EST
Minnesota – Close: 8pm CST
Mississippi – Close: 7pm CST
Missouri – Close: 7pm CST
Montana – Close: 8pm MST
Nebraska – Close: 8pm CST
Nevada – Close: 7pm PST
New Hampshire – Close: 7pm EST
New Jersey – Close: 8pm EST
New Mexico – Close: 7pm MST
New York – Close: 9pm EST
North Carolina – Close: 7.30pm EST
North Dakota – Close: 7pm to 9pm CST (Check with local election officials.)
Ohio – Close: 7.30pm EST
Oklahoma – Close: 7pm CST
Oregon – Close: 8pm PST (Most voting done by mail. No polling sites, but you are allowed to vote in person at the county elections office.)
Pennsylvania – Close: 8pm EST
Rhode Island – Close: 8pm EST
South Carolina – Close: 7pm EST
South Dakota – Close: 7pm CST
Tennessee – Close: 8pm ET
Texas – Close: 7pm CST
Utah – Close: 8pm MST
Vermont – Close: 7pm EST
Virginia – Close: 7pm EST
Washington – Close: 8pm PST (For in-person and ballot drop boxes, both.)
West Virginia – Close: 7.30pm EST
Wisconsin – Close: 8pm CST
Wyoming – Close: 7pm MST
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