State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2014)

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This page contains information about poll opening and closing times state-by-state set to local times for elections in 2014.

Time zone note: Arizona and Hawaii do not observe Daylight Savings Time (DST). Note that DST ended just prior to the November 4, 2014 elections. Thirteen states have multiple time zones. Idaho and Oregon are split between the Mountain and Pacific time zones. Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Texas are divided between Central and Mountain time zones. Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Kentucky, and Tennessee are split between Eastern and Central time zones. Alaska is divided between the Alaska time zone and the Hawaii-Aleutian time zone.


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State by State Poll Times

All of the times below are local.

Alabama

See also: Alabama elections, 2014

In Alabama, all polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time.[1]

Alaska

See also: Alaska elections, 2014

In Alaska, all polling places were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Alaska Time.[2]

Alaska is divided between the Alaska time zone and the Hawaii-Aleutian time zone.

Arizona

See also: Arizona elections, 2014

In Arizona, all polling places were open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.[3]

Arkansas

See also: Arkansas elections, 2014

In Arkansas, all polling places were open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. If people were in line at 7:30 p.m. they were permitted to vote.[4]

California

See also: California elections, 2014

All polls in California were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.[5]

Colorado

See also: Colorado elections, 2014

In Colorado, the polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.[6]

Connecticut

See also: Connecticut elections, 2014

In Connecticut, all polling places were open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time on election day.[7]

Delaware

See also: Delaware elections, 2014

In Delaware, the polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. If people were in line waiting to vote at closing time, they were able to cast a vote even after 8:00 p.m.[8]

Florida

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See also: Florida elections, 2014

In Florida, all polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.[9]

Florida is split between Eastern and Central time zones.

Georgia

See also: Georgia elections, 2014

In Georgia, polls were open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Any voter who was waiting in line to vote at 7:00 p.m. was allowed to vote.[10]

Hawaii

See also: Hawaii elections, 2014

In Hawaii, polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Hawaii Time.[11]

Idaho

See also: Idaho elections, 2014

In Idaho, all polls were open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In some instances, polls may have opened at 7:00 a.m., at the discretion of the local Clerk.[12]

Idaho is split between the Mountain and Pacific time zones.

Illinois

See also: Illinois elections, 2014

In Illinois all polls were open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time.[13]

Indiana

See also: Indiana elections, 2014

In Indiana polls were open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.[14]

Indiana is split between Eastern and Central time zones.

Iowa

See also: Iowa elections, 2014

In Iowa, all polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Central Time, one of the longest poll open and close times in the nation.[15]

Kansas

State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2014)
See also: Kansas elections, 2014

In Kansas, most polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time, as Kansas mandates in its state laws that the polls must be open a minimum of 12 hours. Counties are allowed to open the polls earlier and close them later.[16]

Kansas is divided between Central and Mountain time zones.

Kentucky

See also: Kentucky elections, 2014

In Kentucky, all polls were open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central and Eastern Time. All those in line by 6:00 p.m. were able to vote.[17]

Kentucky is split between Eastern and Central time zones.

Louisiana

See also: Louisiana elections, 2014

In Louisiana all polls were open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time.[18]

Maine

See also: Maine elections, 2014

In Maine, municipalities with a population less than 500 opened between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., while municipalities with a population of 500 or more opened between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. -- all polls closed at 8 p.m.[19]

Maryland

See also: Maryland elections, 2014

In Maryland, all polling places were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.[20]

Massachusetts

See also: Massachusetts elections, 2014

In Massachusetts, most polling places were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. However, municipalities may have opened as early as 5:45 a.m.[21]

Michigan

See also: Michigan elections, 2014

In Michigan, all polls were open in the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central and Eastern Times.[22]

Michigan is split between Eastern and Central time zones.

Minnesota

See also: Minnesota elections, 2014

In Minnesota, most polling places were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time. However, some smaller municipalities opened as late as 10:00 a.m.[23]

Mississippi

See also: Mississippi elections, 2014

All polling places in Mississippi were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time.[24]

Missouri

See also: Missouri elections, 2014

In Missouri, all polling places were open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time.[25]

Montana

See also: Montana elections, 2014

In Montana, polling place hours throughout the state varied. Polling places opened between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and closed at 8:00 p.m.[26]

Nebraska

See also: Nebraska elections, 2014

In Nebraska, all polling locations were open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time and 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.[27] Nebraska is divided between Central and Mountain time zones.

Nevada

See also: Nevada elections, 2014

All polling places in Nevada were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.[28]

New Hampshire

See also: New Hampshire elections, 2014

In New Hampshire, the polling place hours of operation varied. In general, polling places opened between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and closed at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.[29]

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

In New Jersey, all polls were open from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.[30]

New Mexico

See also: New Mexico elections, 2014

In New Mexico, all polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Mountain Time on Election Day.[31]

New York

See also: New York elections, 2014

For primary elections, polls opened at 6:00 a.m. and closed at 9:00 p.m. in New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie. Polls opened at 12:00 p.m. and closed at 9:00 p.m. in all other counties.

Polls opened at 6:00 a.m. and closed at 9:00 p.m. for general elections.[32]

North Carolina

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

In North Carolina, the polling places were open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.[33]

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota elections, 2014

Polling locations could not open earlier than 7:00 a.m. and needed to open by 9:00 a.m. with the exception of those precincts in which fewer than 75 votes were cast in the last general election. The governing body of the exempt polling locations were able to direct the polls to open no later than 12:00 noon. All polling locations remained open until 7:00 p.m. and closed by 9:00 p.m. at the latest.[34]

North Dakota is divided between Central and Mountain time zones.

Ohio

See also: Ohio elections, 2014

In Ohio, all polling places were open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. If, however, people were in line at the time of the poll closing at 7:30 p.m. they were allowed to vote.[35]

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

In Oklahoma, all polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time.[36]

Oregon

See also: Oregon elections, 2014

Oregon is an elections by mail state. A voter could still vote on Election Day at their local municipal clerks office, however, between 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time.[37] Oregon is split between the Mountain and Pacific time zones.

Pennsylvania

See also: Pennsylvania elections, 2014

In Pennsylvania, all polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.[38]

Rhode Island

See also: Rhode Island elections, 2014

In Rhode Island, most polls opened at 7:00 a.m. and all polls closed at 8:00 p.m.[39]

South Carolina

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014

In South Carolina, all polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.[40]

South Dakota

See also: South Dakota elections, 2014

In South Dakota, all polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 p.m. was allowed to cast a ballot.[41]

South Dakota is divided between Central and Mountain time zones.

Tennessee

See also: Tennessee elections, 2014

In Tennessee, most polling places were open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. All precincts closed at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and 7:00 p.m. Central. The polls were open a minimum of 10 hours and a maximum of 13 hours.[42]

Tennessee is split between Eastern and Central time zones.

Texas

See also: Texas elections, 2014

In Texas, all polling places were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time.[43] Texas is divided between Central and Mountain time zones.

Utah

See also: Utah elections, 2014

In Utah, all polling places were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.[44]

Vermont

See also: Vermont elections, 2014

In Vermont, all polls were open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Some polls opened earlier.[45]

Virginia

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

In Virginia, all polls were open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time.[46]

Washington

See also: Washington elections, 2014

Washington is a mail-in ballot state and does not have polling places. Your county election officials can provide information about voting centers/election offices.[47]

Washington, D.C.

Polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.[48]

West Virginia

See also: West Virginia elections, 2014

In West Virginia, all polling places were open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time.[49]

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2014

In Wisconsin, all polls were open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time.[50]

Wyoming

See also: Wyoming elections, 2014

In Wyoming, all polling places were open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.[51]

See also

Past poll opening and closing times

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  3. Arizona Revised Statutes, "Title 16, Section 565," accessed January 3, 2014
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