AP 2016 Poll Hours Report

State Time Zone(s) State is Within Primary Date Primary Poll Opening in Eastern Time Nov. 8, 2016 GE Poll Opening in Eastern Time Primary Poll Closing in Eastern Time Nov. 8, 2016 GE Poll Closing in Eastern Time Time First Results are Available in Eastern Time IN 2016, DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME WILL BEGIN AT 2:00 a.m. ON SUNDAY, MARCH 13 AND WILL END AT 2:00 a.m. ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6.
AL CTZ 3/1/2016 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 7:00 & 8:00 PM 7:00 & 8:00 PM 8:00 PM* While the state may report votes as polls close, the practice is to release all at 8:00PM ET. The entire state closes at 7:00PM CT (8:00PM ET), EXCEPT for the following locations in Chambers County: Huguley (includes Rescue Squad, Fire Dept), Lannett, and Valley (which includes Fairfax, Langdale, Riverview, and Shawmut) which have opted to close at 6:00PM CT (7:00PM ET) due to state statute. While portions of Chambers, Lee and Russell counties operate on ET because residents work in the neighboring state of GA, Lee and Russell will close at 7:00PM CT (8:00PM ET).
AK PTZ, AKTZ & HATZ 8/16/2016 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM 12:00 & 1:00 AM 11:00 PM, 12:00 & 1:00 AM 1:00 AM* Although all polls close at 8:00PM local time, typically no vote returns released until all polls have closed at 9:00PM AKT (1:00AM ET). Most pcts are located in AKTZ, however the Western Aleutian Islands are in the HATZ (in a portion that observes DST) and the Metlakatla Indian Comm is in the PTZ, but does not observe DST. Polls will close at 12:00AM ET in the AKTZ while the Aleutians #1 pct in Adak (with a nominal number of registered voters), located in the HATZ , will close at 1:00AM ET and the polls in the Metlakatla Indian Comm located in PTZ without the observation of DST will close at 12:00AM ET for the pri and 11:00PM ET for the GE.
AZ MTZ Pres Pri: 3/22/2016 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00:00 PM, 10:00PM 9:00 PM PRI: 11:00 PM* Although all polls in state close at 7:00PM local time, no vote returns are released until all precincts have reported or 1 hour after all polls are closed, whichever is first; though practice is to release 1 hour after poll close. While the entire state is in the MTZ, most of the state does not observe Daylight Saving Time except the Navajo Nation, in the northeastern part of the state.   For the state primary, polls in the Navajo Nation will close at 9:00PM EDT while all other polls in the state will close at 10:00PM EDT. Within Arizona the Navajo Nation is made up of parts of Coconino, Navajo, and Apache counties, all within the 1st CD.
State Pri: 8/30/2016 GE: 10:00PM*
AR CTZ 3/1/2016 8:30 AM 8:30 AM 8:30 PM 8:30 PM 8:30 PM
CA PTZ 6/7/2016 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 PM 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
CO MTZ 6/28/2016 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
CT ETZ Pres Pri: 4/26/2016 6:00 AM 6:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
State Pri: 8/9/2016
DE ETZ Pres Pri: 4/26/2016 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
State Pri: 9/13/2016
DC ETZ 6/14/2016 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
FL ETZ & CTZ Pres Pri: 3/15/2016 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM 7:00 & 8:00 PM 7:00 & 8:00 PM 7:00 PM All counties close at 7:00PM local time. Counties in ETZ close at 7:00PM ET. Counties in CTZ will close at 8:00PM ET: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Holmes, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Walton, Washington. Gulf is in the ETZ in the south & the CTZ in the north, but as the county seat is in the ETZ, polls in both areas close at 7:00PM ET.
State Pri: 8/30/2016
GA ETZ Pres Pri 3/1/2016 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM In cities with a population greater than 300,000 (eg. Atlanta) the polls shall remain open until 8:00 PM during the cities’ general elections. In a special election held to fill a vacancy in an office in which the district represented by such office lies wholly within the boundaries of a city, the polls shall close at the same time as for a municipal general election.
State Pri: 5/24/2016
HI HATZ 8/13/2016 1:00 PM 12:00 PM 12:00 AM 11:00 PM PRI: 12:00AM Does not observe Daylight Saving Time. All polls close at 6:00PM local time. For the state primary polls will close at 12:00AM ET and for the GE all polls will close at 11:00PM ET. Polls may close early if all voters in a precinct have voted.
GE: 11:00PM
ID MTZ & PTZ Pres Pri 3/8/2016 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM 10:00 AM, 11:00 AM 10:00 & 11:00 PM 10:00 & 11:00 PM 11:00 PM* All counties close at 8:00PM local time. Polls may close early if all voters in a precinct have voted. Counties in PTZ close at 11:00PM ET: Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone. Idaho county is mostly in PTZ closing at 11:00PM ET, but has 2 pcts (Pollock and Riggins) in MTZ that close at 10:00PM ET The rest of the state closes at 10:00PM ET, but state law requires results be withheld until all polls in state are closed at 11:00PM ET. Clerk can choose to open polls at 7am in a Primary or GE.
State Pri: 5/17/2016
IL CTZ 3/15/2016 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM If the judges do not appear at 6:00AM and electors must appoint judges, the polls may open later, but must still close at 7:00PM.
IN ETZ & CTZ 5/3/2016 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM 6:00 & 7:00 PM 6:00 & 7:00 PM 6:00 PM All counties close at 6:00PM local time.   The majority of the state is in ETZ and closes at 6:00PM ET, however 12 counties are in CTZ and close at 7:00PM ET including: Gibson, Jasper, Lake, Laporte, Newton, Perry, Porter, Posey, Spencer, Starke, Vanderburgh, and Warrick.
IA CTZ 6/7/2016 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM The polling places shall be closed at 9:00PM CT (10:00PM ET) for state primary and general elections and other partisan elections, and for any other election held concurrently therewith, and at 8:00PM CT (9:00PM ET) for all other elections. Commissioners my allow polls to open at 12:00 PM based on past turnout.
KS CTZ & MTZ 8/2/2016 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 8:00 & 9:00 PM 8:00 & 9:00 PM 8:00 PM Polling locations must be open for at least 12 hours. State law permits all counties to set different hours: those in the CTZ may open at 6:00AM or 7:00AM CT and close no earlier than 7:00PM CT and no later than 8:00PM CT and polls in the MTZ may open at 5:00AM or 6:00AM MT and close no earlier than 6:00PM MT and no later than 7:00PM MT. Currently the whole state closes at 7:00PM local time. Most of the state is in CTZ and closes at 8:00PM ET, however, 4 counties are in MTZ and close at 9:00PM ET:   Greeley, Hamilton, Sherman, and Wallace.
KY ETZ & CTZ 5/17/2016 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM 6:00 AM, 7:00 AM 6:00 & 7:00 PM 6:00 & 7:00 PM 6:00 PM Polls close at 6:00PM local time. Majority of state is in ETZ and closes at 6:00PM ET, but a large number of counties are in CTZ and close at 7:00PM ET:   Adair, Allen, Ballard, Barren, Breckinridge, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Clinton, Crittenden, Cumberland, Daviess, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Grayson, Green, Hancock, Hart, Henderson, Hickman, Hopkins, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, McCracken, McLean, Marshall, Metcalfe, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Ohio, Russell, Simpson, Todd, Trigg, Union, Warren, Webster.
LA CTZ Pres Pri: 3/5/2016 8:00 AM 7:00 AM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM Polling sites for Saturday elections open at 7:00AM and for Tuesday elections at 6:00AM.
State Pri: 11/8/2016
ME ETZ 6/14/2016 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM 6:00 AM – 10:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM Polls must be opened no earlier than 6:00AM and no later than 8:00AM on election day, except that in municipalities with a population of less than 500, polls must be opened no later than 10:00AM. Clerks must notify SOS of opening time at least 60 days prior (formerly 30) to each election. Municipalities with populations under 100 may close polls early if every registered voter has cast a ballot.
MD ETZ 4/26/2016 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
MA ETZ Pres Pri: 3/1/2016 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM In cities and towns at the election of state officers, polls may open as early as 5:45AM and close not later than 8:00PM; polls must be open for at least 13 hours.
State Pri: 9/8/2016
MI ETZ & CTZ Pres Pri: 3/8/2016 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM 8:00 & 9:00 PM 8:00 & 9:00 PM 8:00 PM All polls close at 8:00PM local time. Most of the state is in ETZ, however 4 counties are in CTZ and do not close until 9:00PM ET: Dickinson, Gobegic, Iron, Menominee.
State Pri: 8/2/2016
MN CTZ 8/9/2016 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM Small townships outside of the metro area may open as late as 10:00AM if approved at annual town meeting.
MS CTZ 3/8/2016 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
MO CTZ Pres Pri: 3/15/2016 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
State Pri: 8/2/2016
MT MTZ 6/7/2016 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM Polling place having fewer than 400 registered electors must be open from at least noon to 8:00PM MT or may close early if all registered electors in the precinct have voted.
NE CTZ & MTZ 5/10/2016 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM All Counties close at 9:00PM ET. The majority of state is in CTZ and closes at 8:00PM CT. Those counties in MTZ that close at 7:00PM MT include: Arthur, Banner, Box Butte, Chase, Cherry (western part), Cheyenne, Dawes, Deuel, Dundy, Garden, Grant, Hooker, Keith, Kimball, Morrill, Perkins, Scotts Bluff, Sheridan, Sioux.
NV PTZ 6/14/2016 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM Polls may close early if every registered voter has cast a ballot.
NH ETZ Pres Pri: 2/9/2016 12:00 AM, 6:00 AM – 11:00AM 12:00 AM, 6:00 AM – 11:00AM 7:00, 7:30 & 8:00 PM 7:00, 7:30 & 8:00 PM 7:00 PM Polls must open by 11AM; most of state closes at 7:00PM ET. Polls may close early if all reg voters have cast a ballot. In cities, council sets hours 30 days prior to eday. 3 towns (Dixville and Harts Location for Pres Pri/GE, Millsfield Pres Pri/TBD) open at 12:00AM and may close soon thereafter when all voters have cast ballot. 2 towns (Brookline and Kensington) close at 7:30PM ET. 20 towns (Amherst, Atkinson, Danvile for Pres Pri/GE, Derry, Exeter, Fremont, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Hudson, Kingston, Londonderry, Milford,   Newton, Pelham, Plaistow, Sandown, South Hampton, Stratham, Windham) and 1 city, Nashua, closes at 8:00PM ET.
State Pri: 9/13/2016
NJ ETZ 6/7/2016 6:00 AM 6:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
NM MTZ 6/7/2016 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
NY ETZ Pres Pri: 4/19/2016 6:00 AM, 12:00 PM 6:00 AM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM For primary elections polls are open from noon until 9:00PM, except in New York city and Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie counties where polls are open from 6:00AM until 9:00PM. For general elections all polls are open from 6:00AM until 9:00PM.
Federal Pri: 6/28/2016
State Pri: 9/13/2016
NC ETZ 3/15/2016 6:30 AM 6:30 AM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM If polls are delayed in opening for 15 minutes or more before or during hours, must stay open for an equivalent amount of time and must inform state BOE of change.
ND CTZ & MTZ 6/14/2016 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM 8:00 & 9:00 PM 8:00 & 9:00 PM 8:00 PM Results posted on the website will be held until 8:00PM CT(9:00PM ET). Law requires polls close no earlier than 7:00PM/no later than 9:00PM local time. 41 ctys are CTZ and close at 7:00PM CT(8:00PM ET). Cass, in CTZ, closes at 8:00PM CT(9:00PM ET). 8 ctys in MTZ close at 7:00PM MT(9:00PM ET): Adams, Billings, Bowman, Golden Valley, Grant, Hettinger, Slope, Stark. 3 ctys are both CTZ and MTZ: Dunn (North Fox pct in Mandaree & Antelope pct in Twin Buttes are CTZ) & McKenzie (Rhoades, Bennie Pierre, Sioux & Yellowstone pcts are MTZ) close at 7:00PM local time(8:00 & 9:00PM ET). Sioux polling sites are only in CTZ and close at 7:00PM local time. Polling locations with less than 75 vote cast in the last GE may open no later than noon.
OH ETZ 3/15/2016 6:30 AM 6:30 AM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM Any polling place located on an island not connected to mainland by highway or bridge may close earlier than 7:30PM if all registered voters in precinct have voted.

 

OK CTZ Pres Pri: 3/1/2016 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
State Pri: 6/28/2016

 

OR MTZ & PTZ 5/17/2016 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM 10:00 & 11:00 PM 10:00 & 11:00 PM 11:00 PM* All counties close at 8:00PM local time. Most of the state is in PTZ and closes at 11:00PM ET.   Malheur county is mostly in the MTZ where polls close at 10:00PM ET, but no results are released until polls in the PTZ (southern part of Malheur) close at 11:00PM ET.
PA ETZ 4/26/2016 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
RI ETZ Pres Pri 4/26/2016 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM All polls open at 7:00AM except for the following towns: Burrillville, Charlestown, Hopkinton, Little Compton, and Westerly open at 9:00AM for primary and special elections and Richmond for special elections. Jamestown opens at 8:00AM for all other elections except GE. New Shoreham opens at 9:00AM for all elections except presidential primaries when it opens at 12:00PM.
State Pri: 9/13/2016
SC ETZ GOP Pres Pri: 2/20/2016 7:00 AM 7:00 AM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
DEM Pres Pri: 2/27/2016
State Pri: 6/14/2016
SD CTZ & MTZ 6/7/2016 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM 8:00 & 9:00 PM 8:00 & 9:00 PM 9:00 PM* The majority of the state is in the CTZ and closes at 8:00PM ET, however, state law requires results be withheld until all polls in state are closed at 9:00PM ET. All polls close at 7:00PM local time. Counties in the MTZ close at 9:00PM ET: Bennett, Butte, Corson, Custer, Dewey, Fall River, Haakon, Harding, Jackson, Lawrence, Meade, Pennington, Perkins, Shannon, Stanley (western part), and Ziebach.
TN ETZ & CTZ Pres Pri: 3/1/2016 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM 7:00 AM – 10:00 AM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM 8:00 PM Polling places shall be open for a minimum of 10 hours but no more than 13 hours. All polling places having a population of not less than 120,000 must open by 8:00AM local time or earlier. All counties close at 8:00PM ET (counties in ETZ close at 8:00PM local time and counties in CTZ close at 7:00PM local time).   Counties in the ETZ include:   Anderson, Blount, Bradley, Campbell, Carter, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hamilton, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Johnson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Polk, Rhea, Roane, Scott, Sevier, Sullivan, Unicoi, Union, Washington.
State Pri: 8/4/2016
TX CTZ & MTZ 3/1/2016 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM 8:00 & 9:00 PM 8:00 & 9:00 PM 8:00 PM All counties close at 7:00PM local time. Most of the state is in the CTZ and closes at 8:00PM ET. Counties in MTZ close at 9:00PM ET: Culberson (pct of Salt Flat only), El Paso, Hudspeth. Polls with less than 50 registered voters may close early if all have voted.
UT MTZ 6/28/2016 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM 10:00 PM
VT ETZ Pres Pri: 3/1/2016 5:00 AM – 10:00 AM 5:00 AM – 10:00 AM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM Polls shall open no earlier than 5:00AM ET and no later than 10:00AM ET as determined by the local board of civil authority.
State Pri: 8/9/2016
VA ETZ Pres Pri: 3/1/2016 6:00 AM 6:00 AM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM 7:00 PM
State Pri: 6/14/2016
WA PTZ Pres Pri: 5/24/2016 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 PM 11:00 PM 11:00 PM
State Pri: 8/2/2016
WV ETZ 5/10/2016 6:30 AM 6:30 AM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM 7:30 PM
WI CTZ Spring Pri: 2/16/2016 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
Pres Pri and Spring Election: 4/5/2016
State Pri: 8/9/2016
WY MTZ 8/16/2016 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM 9:00 PM
Times in BOLD indicate the latest poll closing times in Eastern time in each state and represent when projections for statewide races may be made.                                                                                                   Other races that are completely in an earlier time zone, can be called at the earlier poll closing time.
*For AL,AK,AZ,ID,OR and SD, indicates time results may be released according to state law or practice.