US election day: When do voting polls close, what time does voting end today?

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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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