State Poll Opening and Closing Times (2008)

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Poll closing times state-by-state set to local times for the November 4, 2008 election:

State by State Poll Open/Close Times (all times local)

Alabama

In Alabama, all polls were open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time[1].

Alaska

In Alaska, all polling places were open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Alaska Time[2].

Arkansas

In Arkansas, all polling places were open from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day. When the polls closed, if a voter was in line, they were permitted to vote[3].

Arizona

In Arizona, all polling places were open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Mountain Time[4].

California

All polls in California were open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time[5].

Colorado

In Colorado, the polls were open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Mountain Time[6].

Connecticut

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

Delaware

In Delaware, the polls were open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Eastern Time. If a voter was in line waiting to vote at closing time, they were allowed to cast their vote even if it was done after 8:00 pm[8].

District of Columbia (DC)

All polls in Washington, DC were open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Time[9].

Florida

In Florida, all polls were open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time[10].

Georgia

In Georgia, polls were open from 7:00 AM until 7:00 PM Eastern Time on Election Day. Any voter who was waiting in line to vote at 7:00 PM was allowed to vote. Peak voting hours are historically from 7:00 am until 9:30 am, 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm, and during the mid-day lunch hour[11].

Hawaii

In Hawaii, polls were open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM Hawaii Time[12].

Idaho

In Idaho, all polls were open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Mountain and Pacific Times[13].

Illinois

In, Illinois all polls were open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time[14].

Indiana

In Indiana all polls were open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM Eastern Time[15].

Iowa

In Iowa, all polls were open from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM Central time, one of the longest poll open and close times in the nation [16].

Kansas

In Kansas, most polls were open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time as Kansas mandates in its state laws that the polls must be open a minimum of twelve (12) hours[17].

Kentucky

In Kentucky, all polls were open from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm, Central and Eastern Time. All those in line by 6:00 pm were able to vote[18].

Louisiana

In Louisiana all polls were open from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM Central Time[19].

Maine

The polls must be open no earlier than 6:00 am and no later than 9:00 am on Election Day; except in municipalities with a population of less than 4,000, the polls must be opened no later than 10:00 am on Election Day. The municipal officers of each municipality shall determine the time of opening the polls within these limits. The polls must be closed by 8:00 pm on Election Day; except in municipalities of population less than 100 which may close the polls after all registered voters have voted. The municipal clerk shall state the times of opening and closing the polls in the notice of the election. If you are in line when the location closes, you can still register and vote. All times listed are Eastern Time[20].

Maryland

In Maryland, all polling places were open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Time[21].

Massachusetts

For all elections, except local elections, the polls must be open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm, Eastern Time. If you are in line at the polls by 8:00 pm, you are entitled to vote[22].

Michigan

In Michigan, all polls were open in the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Central and Eastern times[23]. http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,1607,7-127-29836-182726--F,00.html

Minnesota

In Minnesota, most polling places were open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm Central Time. However, some townships outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metro Area have shorter hours. Please contact your county auditor or township clerk for details[24].

Mississippi

All polling places in Mississippi were open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Eastern Time[25].

Missouri

In Missouri, all polling places were open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time[26].

Montana

In Montana, polling place hours throughout the state vary. Polling places open between 7:00 am and 12:00 pm and close at 8:00 pm. Contact your local elections official for exact times[27].

Nebraska

In Nebraska, all polling locations were open from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm central time and 7:00 am to 7:00 pm mountain time[28].

Nevada

All polling places in Nevada were open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Pacific Time[29].

New Hampshire

In New Hampshire, the polling place hours of operation vary in New Hampshire. In general, polling places open between 6:00 am and 11:00 am and close at 7:00 pm or 8:00 pm, Eastern Time. Voters in New Hampshire should contact their municipal clerk's office for actual polling place times[30].

New Mexico

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

New Jersey

In New Jersey, all polls were open from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm Eastern Time[32].

New York State

In New York, all polling places were open from 6:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Eastern Time.

North Carolina

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


North Dakota

In North Dakota, most polling places were open from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Central and Mountain time, but some areas open 7:00 am to 7:00 pm or 8:00 am to 7:00 pm. It is best to check with your local county election officials before Election Day[34].

Ohio

In Ohio, all polling places were open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM Eastern Time, however if you are in line at the time of the poll closing at 7:30 PM you will be given the right to vote[35].

Oklahoma

In Oklahoma, all polls were open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time[36].

Oregon

Oregon is an elections by mail state, however a voter can still vote on Election Day at their local municipal clerks office 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Pacific Time[37].

Pennsylvania

In Pennsylvania, all polls were open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Eastern Time[38].

Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, all polling places were open from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, Eastern Time. Opening hours may vary, but all polls close at 9:00 pm[39].

South Carolina

In South Carolina, all polls were open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Eastern Time[40].

South Dakota

In South Dakota, all Polls were open from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm Central Time for the Central Time Zone region of South Dakota and 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Mountain Time. Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 pm is allowed to cast a ballot[41].

Tennessee

In Tennessee, the polls are closed between 8:00 pm Eastern and 7:00 pm Central time. The polls must be open a minimum of 10 hours and may be open for a maximum of 13 hours, it is important that voters in Tennessee call their municipal clerk for poll opening times[42].

Texas

In Texas, all polling places were open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM Central Time[43].

Utah

Vermont

The polling place hours vary in Vermont with polls open between 5:00 am and 10:00 am and close at 7:00 pm, Eastern Time[44].

Virginia

In Virginia, all polls were open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Eastern Time[45].

Washington State

All polling places in Washington state were open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Pacific Time on Election Day[46].

West Virginia

In West Virginia, all polling places were open from 6:30 AM to 7:30 PM Eastern Time[47]

Wisconsin

In Wisconsin, all polls were open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM Central Time[48].

Wyoming

in Wyoming, all polling places were open from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Mountain Time on Election Day[49].

Notes

  1. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=AL
  2. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=AK
  3. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=AR
  4. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=AZ
  5. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=CA
  6. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=CO
  7. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=CT
  8. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=CO
  9. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=DC
  10. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=FL
  11. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=GA
  12. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=HI
  13. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=ID
  14. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=IL
  15. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=IN
  16. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=IA
  17. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=KS
  18. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=KY
  19. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=LA
  20. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=ME
  21. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=MD
  22. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=MA
  23. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=MI
  24. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=MN
  25. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=MS
  26. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=MO
  27. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=MT
  28. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=MO
  29. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=NV
  30. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php
  31. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php
  32. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php
  33. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php
  34. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php
  35. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=OH
  36. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=OH
  37. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=OR
  38. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=PA
  39. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php
  40. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=SC
  41. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=SD
  42. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php
  43. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php
  44. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php
  45. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php
  46. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=WA
  47. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=WV
  48. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=WI
  49. http://www.vote411.org/bystateresult.php?state=WI