WASHINGTON: Polls closed in eight states on Tuesday as Americans cast votes nationwide at the end of a divisive campaign to decide whether President Donald Trump`s fellow Republicans maintain their grip on the US Congress. Early results began to trickle in from states such as Indiana and Kentucky, home of a pivotal U.S. House of Representatives race, but it could be hours before the winners are determined. Democratic Senators Bernie Sanders of Vermont, a 2016 presidential contender, and Tim Kaine of Virginia, Hillary Clinton`s vice presidential nominee in 2016, easily won re-election, networks projected. But the crucial Senate showdown in Indiana between incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly and Republican Mike Braun was too close to call with just 4 percent of the votes in. Voting will close in three more states at 7:30 p.m. EST (0030 on Wednesday GMT) and in another 18 states at 8 p.m. EST (0100 GMT). A full picture of the voting will not emerge for hours. The first national elections … [Read more...] about US mid-term polls close in 8 states in key election for Donald Trump
Poll closing times by state
Ashley May USA TODAY Published 12:04 PM EST Nov 6, 2018 During Tuesday's midterm elections, most polling places will be open until 6 to 9 p.m. local time. When you are able to catch your ballot depends on your registered address. Elections run differently by state and most states share polling locations and times of operation on their websites. The easiest way to check when and where you are able to vote might be by plugging in your address to Vote.org. Google also offers a service for helping to find your polling place. Some schedules might vary by county or city, but generally, here's what to expect in every state. All times listed below are local times, with Eastern Standard Times noted so you can keep track of when votes will roll in: : Alabama: 7 p.m. (8 p.m. EST) Alaska: 8 p.m. (midnight and 1 a.m. Wednesday EST)) Arizona: 7 p.m. (9 p.m. EST) Arkansas: 7:30 p.m. (8:30 p.m. EST) California: 8 p.m. (11 p.m. EST) … [Read more...] about Election Day 2018: What time do polls close in my state?
Today's midterm elections are expected to reach the highest voter participation in almost 50 years. And, if you didn't vote early this year, it's even easier to get to the polls with discounted rides from services like Uber and Lyft (AKA, there's no excuse to stay home). For those waiting until the end of the workday, or still deciding if casting a ballot is for you, the polls close later than you think. You've got plenty of time. Note: If you need convincing, just head over to the Twitter-sphere. "Today is the day," Obama wrote before noon. "Today, it's your turn to raise your voice to change the course of this country for the better. So make it count. Get out there and vote." Chipotle even changed its Twitter handle to "Chi-vote-lay." There's also this tweet from Axl Rose that speaks, rather bluntly, for itself: When polls close: Find your state Use the following guide to find out with the polls close in your state (local time) based on online … [Read more...] about What time do the polls close? A guide by state
Times for 2018 poll closings and the expected release of results for the Nov. 6 midterm election are listed state-by-state below. Please note that some states span more than one time zone. Also, poll opening hours may vary within each state, and voters should verify their locality’s voting hours with the state’s election office. The first poll closings are expected in Indiana and Kentucky at 6 p.m. EST. Poll closing times by state: Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Deleware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West … [Read more...] about What time do polls close? 2018 poll closing times by state
With dozens of competitive races around the country and waves of poll-closing times, there’s a lot to monitor in the 2018 midterm elections. Here’s a cheat sheet we prepped to track some of the top races as Election Day progresses on Tuesday. Be sure to also follow along on our live coverage starting Tuesday morning on seattletimes.com, as we’ll be posting regular updates on the election results, the victors, trends and who will control the U.S. House, the U.S. Senate and the governor’s mansions that are up for a vote. 3 p.m. Pacific (6 p.m. EST): The first indicators Poll closings: Parts of Indiana and Kentucky The first polls to close are in parts of Indiana and Kentucky, which could provide an early glimpse at trends. The most competitive race to watch here is Kentucky’s 6th District between Republican incumbent Andy Barr and Democratic challenger Amy McGrath. The race has been one of the most expensive in the country. Another race to watch is … [Read more...] about When do the polls close? An hour-by-hour guide to the races to watch in Election 2018