When do the polls open? What are the voting times?

3rd of June 2014

Two important questions about Election Day are: when do the polling places open, and how long do they stay open? The answers vary from county to county and state to state.

Election Day itself is the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. That means that the earliest day could be November 2nd and the latest day could be November 8th, so the actual Election Day will vary each year.

Many states open polling places at 7AM and close at 7PM. However some states have longer voting hours, opening at 6AM and closing even as late as 9PM.

Polling place opening and closing times are questions that can only be answered definitively by contacting your local city hall, county government offices, or Office of the Secretary of State. Check our interactive map for official schedules and contact information.

More information can be found at both your county government website as well as your Secretary of State's website.


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