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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. Also, 13 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.

Note: Information below is current as of January 2014 and would apply to all primaries and general elections throughout 2014. If you have any questions or comments about the information on this page, please email us

State by State Poll Times

All of the times below are local.

Alabama

See also: Alabama elections, 2014

In Alabama, all polls are 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 are 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 are 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 will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Election Day. When the polls close, if you are in line, you will be permitted to vote.[4]

California

See also: California elections, 2014

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

Colorado

See also: Colorado elections, 2014

In Colorado, the polls are 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 will be 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 are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time. If you are in line waiting to vote at closing time, you may cast your vote even if it is done after 8:00 p.m.[8]

Florida

See also: Florida elections, 2014

In Florida, all polls are 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 are open from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Any voter who is waiting in line to vote at 7:00 p.m. will be allowed to vote.[10]

Hawaii

See also: Hawaii elections, 2014

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

Idaho

See also: Idaho elections, 2014

In Idaho, all polls will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. In some instances, polls may open 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 are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Central Time.[13]

Indiana

See also: Indiana elections, 2014

In Indiana polls will be 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 will be 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 are 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 may 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 are open from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Central and Eastern Time. All those in line by 6:00 p.m. will be able to vote.[17]

Kentucky is split between Eastern and Central time zones.

Louisiana

See also: Louisiana elections, 2014

In Louisiana all polls are 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 open between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., while municipalities with a population of 500 or more open between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. -- all polls close at 8 p.m.[19]

Maryland

See also: Maryland elections, 2014

In Maryland, all polling places are 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 are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. However, municipalities may open as early as 5:45 a.m.[21]

Michigan

See also: Michigan elections, 2014

In Michigan, all polls will be 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 are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time. However, some smaller municipalities may open as late as 10:00 a.m.[23]

Mississippi

See also: Mississippi elections, 2014

All polling places in Mississippi are 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 are 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 vary. Polling places open between 7:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. and close at 8:00 p.m. Contact your local elections official for exact times.[26]

Nebraska

See also: Nebraska elections, 2014

In Nebraska, all polling locations will be 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 will be 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 vary. In general, polling places open between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Voters in New Hampshire should contact their municipal clerk's office for actual polling place times.[29]

New Jersey

See also: New Jersey elections, 2014

In New Jersey, all polls are 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 will be 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 at open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. in New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie. Polls open at 12:00 p.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. in all other counties.

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

North Carolina

See also: North Carolina elections, 2014

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

North Dakota

See also: North Dakota elections, 2014

Polling locations cannot open earlier than 7:00 a.m. and must be 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 may direct the polls to open no later than 12:00 noon. All polling locations must remain open until 7:00 p.m. and close 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 will be open from 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time. If, however, you are in line at the time of the poll closing at 7:30 p.m. you will be allowed to vote.[35]

Oklahoma

See also: Oklahoma elections, 2014

In Oklahoma, all polls are 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 can 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 are 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 open at 7:00 a.m. and all polls close at 8:00 p.m.[39]

South Carolina

See also: South Carolina elections, 2014

In South Carolina, all polls are 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 will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Any voter at the polling place prior to 7:00 p.m. is 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 are open between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. All precincts close at 8:00 p.m. Eastern and 7:00 p.m. Central. The polls must be open a minimum of 10 hours and may be open for 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 are 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 are open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.[44]

Vermont

See also: Vermont elections, 2014

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

Virginia

See also: Virginia elections, 2014

In Virginia, all polls are 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 are open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.[48]

West Virginia

See also: West Virginia elections, 2014

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

Wisconsin

See also: Wisconsin elections, 2014

In Wisconsin, all polls are 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 are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Mountain Time.[51]

See also

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