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2018 midterm elections: what time the polls open and close

Election Day has arrived.

A man walks to the polls in Des Moines, Iowa on November 6, 2018.
A man walks to the polls in Des Moines, Iowa, on November 6, 2018.
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The 2018 midterm elections are here, with multiple Senate, House, and governor races up for grabs and voters heading to the polls today.

The stakes are high for the latest elections — among Democrats, there’s been enthusiastic but modest buzz about a potential blue wave. Republicans are hoping to hold on to control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate, and President Donald Trump has been making a last-minute push to get his supporters to head to the polls even though he’s not on the ballot.

On Election Day 2018, here’s a list of when the polls open and close in each state. There’s same-day voter registration in some — but not all — states.

All times are local.

  • Alabama: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Alaska: 7 am to 8 pm
  • Arizona: 6 am to 7 pm
  • Arkansas: 7:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • California: 7 am to 8 pm
  • Colorado: All Colorado voters now receive a ballot by mail. Voters who prefer to vote in person can do so from 7 am to 7 pm.
  • Connecticut: 6 am to 8 pm
  • Delaware: 7 am to 8 pm
  • District of Columbia: 7 am to 8 pm
  • Florida: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Georgia: 7 am to 7 pm, except in Atlanta, where polling places remain open until 8 pm
  • Hawaii: 7 am to 6 pm
  • Idaho: 8 am to 8 pm
  • Illinois: 6 am to 7 pm
  • Indiana: 6 am to 6 pm
  • Iowa: 7 am to 9 pm
  • Kansas: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Kentucky: 6 am to 6 pm
  • Louisiana: 6 am to 8 pm
  • Maine: Polls open between 6 and 8 am in municipalities with a population of at least 500. In municipalities with a population of less than 500, polls can open between 6 and 10 am. Polls close at 8 pm.
  • Maryland: 7 am to 8 pm
  • Massachusetts: 7 am to 8 pm
  • Michigan: 7 am to 8 pm
  • Minnesota: 7 am to 8 pm (municipalities with fewer than 500 registered voters can open polling places as late as 10 am, but most do not)
  • Mississippi: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Missouri: 6 am to 7 pm
  • Montana: 7 am to 8 pm. Some smaller polling places may open as late as noon.
  • Nebraska: 8 am to 8 pm in the Central time zone; 7 am to 7 pm in the Mountain time zone
  • Nevada: 7 am to 7 pm
  • New Hampshire: Voting can start between 6 and 11 am and end between 7 and 8 pm, depending on your municipality. Find out more here and here.
  • New Jersey: 6 am to 8 pm
  • New Mexico: 7 am to 7 pm
  • New York: 6 am to 9 pm
  • North Carolina: 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • North Dakota: Voting can start between 7 am and noon and end between 7 and 8 pm, depending on your municipality. Find out more here and here.
  • Ohio: 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Oklahoma: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Oregon: Oregon is a vote-by-mail state. Ballots must be turned in by 8 pm PT on Election Day.
  • Pennsylvania: 7 am to 8 pm
  • Rhode Island: 7 am to 8 pm
  • South Carolina: 7 am to 7 pm
  • South Dakota: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Tennessee: Varies by municipality. Find more information here.
  • Texas: 7 am to 7 pm
  • Utah: 7 am to 8 pm
  • Vermont: Polls open between 5 and 10 am, depending on the town. All polling places close at 7 pm. Find more information here.
  • Virginia: 6 am to 7 pm
  • Washington: Washington is a vote-by-mail state. Ballots must be turned in by 8 pm PT on Election Day at a county elections department or a designated ballot drop box. Otherwise, they must be postmarked no later than Election Day.
  • West Virginia: 6:30 am to 7:30 pm
  • Wisconsin: 7 am to 8 pm
  • Wyoming: 7 am to 7 pm