When Polls Will Close — And When Ballots Will Be Counted In Each State


Voters In 14 States Head To The Polls On Super Tuesday

Election Day will take place on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Polls will close at varying times in each state.

Absentee and mail-in ballots will also be counted at varying times depending on locations.

Here's when the polls close in each state on EST:

  1. Alabama: 8:00 p.m.
  2. Alaska: 1:00 a.m. (11/4/20)
  3. Arizona: 9:00 p.m.
  4. Arkansas: 8:30 p.m.
  5. California: 11:00 p.m.
  6. Colorado: 9:00 p.m.
  7. Connecticut: 8:00 p.m.
  8. Delaware: 8:00 p.m.
  9. District of Columbia: 8:00 p.m.
  10. Florida: 8:00 p.m.
  11. Georgia: 7:00 p.m.
  12. Hawaii: 12:00 a.m. (11/4/20)
  13. Idaho: 11:00 p.m.
  14. Illinois: 8:00 p.m.
  15. Indiana: 7:00 p.m.
  16. Iowa: 10:00 p.m.
  17. Kansas: 9:00 p.m.
  18. Kentucky: 7:00 p.m.
  19. Louisiana: 9:00 p.m.
  20. Maine: 8:00 p.m.
  21. Maryland: 8:00 p.m.
  22. Massachusetts: 8:00 p.m.
  23. Michigan: 9:00 p.m.
  24. Minnesota: 9:00 p.m.
  25. Mississippi: 8:00 p.m.
  26. Missouri: 8:00 p.m.
  27. Montana: 10:00 p.m.
  28. Nebraska: 9:00 p.m.
  29. Nevada: 10:00 p.m.
  30. New Hampshire: 8:00 p.m.
  31. New Jersey: 8:00 p.m.
  32. New Mexico: 9:00 p.m.
  33. New York: 9:00 p.m.
  34. North Carolina: 8:15 p.m.
  35. North Dakota: 9:00 p.m.
  36. Ohio: 7:30 p.m.
  37. Oklahoma: 8:00 p.m.
  38. Oregon: 11:00 p.m.
  39. Pennsylvania: 8:00 p.m.
  40. Rhode Island: 8:00 p.m.
  41. South Carolina: 7:00 p.m.
  42. South Dakota: 9:00 p.m.
  43. Tennessee: 8:00 p.m.
  44. Texas: 9:00 p.m.
  45. Utah: 10:00 p.m.
  46. Vermont: 7:00 p.m.
  47. Virginia: 7:00 p.m.
  48. Washington: 11:00 p.m.
  49. West Virginia: 7:30 p.m.
  50. Wisconsin: 9:00 p.m.
  51. Wyoming: 9:00 p.m.

Here's a full list of when each state will begin counting mail-in/absentee ballots per TheHill.com:

  1. Alabama: After polls close at 8:00 p.m.
  2. Alaska: After polls close on 12:00 a.m. (11/4/20).
  3. Arizona: Tallying began on October 20, 2020.
  4. Arkansas: Prior to polls closing at 9:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  5. California: Tallying of mail-in votes begin after polls close at 11:00 p.m.
  6. Colorado: Counting of mail-in ballots began on October 19.
  7. Connecticut: Absentee ballots will be counted on Election Day at varying times based on location.
  8. Delaware: Counting of mail-in ballots began on October 30.
  9. District of Columbia: Mail-in ballots will be counted when polls close at 8:00 p.m.
  10. Florida: Counting of absentee ballots began on October 12.
  11. Georgia: Counting of absentee ballots after polls open on Election Day.
  12. Hawaii: Counting of mail-in ballots began on October 24.
  13. Idaho: Counting of absentee ballots begin when polls close at 10:00 p.m.
  14. Illinois: Counting of ballots begins after polls close at 8:00 p.m.
  15. Indiana: Counties decide when they want to begin counting ballots anytime after 6:00 a.m. on Election Day.
  16. Iowa: Counting of absentee ballots begin at 11:00 p.m. on Election Day.
  17. Kansas: Advance voting ballots may be counted prior to Election Day.
  18. Kentucky: Counting of absentee ballots will begin on Election Day.
  19. Louisiana: Counting of mail-in ballots will begin after polls close at 9:00 p.m.
  20. Maine: Absentee ballots will be counted once polls close at 8:00 p.m.
  21. Maryland: Counting of ballots began on October 1.
  22. Massachusetts: Absentee ballots will be counted after polls close at 8:00 p.m.
  23. Michigan: Officials can begin counting absentee ballots after polls close at 7:00 p.m.
  24. Minnesota: Counting of absentee ballots begin after polls close at 9:00 p.m.
  25. Mississippi: Absentee ballots will be counted after polls close at 8:00 p.m.
  26. Missouri: Absentee ballots will be counted on election day at varying times based on location.
  27. Montana: Counting of absentee ballots began on November 2.
  28. Nebraska: Counting of mail-in ballots began on November 2.
  29. Nevada: Counting of absentee and mail-in ballots will be counted after polls close at 10:00 p.m.
  30. New Hampshire: Counting of absentee ballots will begin after polls close at 7:00 p.m.
  31. New Jersey: Counting of mail-in ballots began on October 24.
  32. New Mexico: Counting of absentee early in-person ballots will be counted after polls close at 9:00 p.m.
  33. New York: Early ballots will be counted after polls close at 9:00 p.m.
  34. North Carolina: Counting of absentee ballots began on October 20.
  35. North Dakota: Absentee and mail-in ballots will be counted after polls close on Election Day.
  36. Ohio: Counting of absentee ballots will begin after polls close at 7:30 p.m.
  37. Oklahoma: Counting of absentee ballots will begin on Election Day, but county election boards can begin early with approval of State Election Board.
  38. Oregon: Counting of ballots began on October 27.
  39. Pennsylvania: Counting of early ballots began after polls close at 8:00 p.m.
  40. Rhode Island: Counting of mail-in ballots will begin after polls close at 8:00 p.m.
  41. South Carolina: Counting of absentee ballots began after 9:00 a.m. on Election Day.
  42. South Dakota: Counting of absentee ballots will begin after polls close at 8:00 p.m.
  43. Tennessee: Counting of absentee ballots will begin after polls close on Election Day, with varying times by county.
  44. Texas: Mail-in ballots will begin being counted on Election Day; Counties with populations greater than 100,000 can be counted following the end of in-person early voting on October 30.
  45. Utah: Counting of mail-in ballots can begin before Election Day.
  46. Vermont: Counting of absentee ballots will be counted on Election Day.
  47. Virginia: Counting of absentee ballots will begin after polls close at 7:00 p.m.
  48. Washington: Tallying of absentee ballots will begin after polls close at 11:00 p.m.
  49. West Virginia: Counting of absentee votes will begin after polls close at 7:30 p.m.
  50. Wisconsin: Counting of absentee ballots will begin after polls open on Election Day.
  51. Wyoming: Counting of absentee ballots will begin when polls open on Election Day.

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