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
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THE US midterm elections will see seats filled in Congress and State Governors voted in across the country. But it's also being viewed as a referendum on the presidency of Donald Trump and will affect how he governs for the next two years. Here is what to expect as polls close today. When are the exit polls released? Exit polls will be released by major US broadcasters as each State closes its polls. A huge number of seats are being contested — 435 in the House Of Representatives, 35 in the Senate, and Governorships across the US and other local and mayoral ballots. And because the US has six different time zones, polls in different States will be closing at different times. There is a strict embargo on any news coming from the early waves of exit poll data until 5pm eastern time (10pm GMT). By around 5:45pm broadcasters will be in a position to reveal initial demographic information such as voter turnout in eastern areas. As states close their polls, broadcasters will analyse … [Read more...] about US midterms results – when are the exit polls released and what time do the results come in?
Politics By ASTEAD W. HERNDON and JUGAL K. PATEL NOV. 6, 2018 Two years after President Trump’s surprising victory, voters across the country will once again head to the polls today. In the House, Democrats need to pick up 23 seats to win control, and they appear to have the advantage. The Senate map is trickier for Democrats because a number of vulnerable incumbents must defend their seats in states Mr. Trump won. Outside of federal races, voters will also decide on state and local contests, including 36 seats for governor. The first polls close at 6 p.m., Eastern time, and the last closes seven hours later in Alaska. Here, we have mapped out states by when their polls close, to illustrate the earliest point that full results could be known. All times are Eastern. 6 p.m., E.T. Pacific Mountain Eastern Central Most of Indiana ▪ Eastern half of Kentucky What to watch Keep an eye on the most watched race in Kentucky: the Sixth … [Read more...] about What Time Will the Polls Close?
opinion Matthew Albright Delaware News Journal Published 10:23 PM EDT Sep 6, 2018 This is a running conversation about Sunday's primary election results hosted by Engagement Editor Matthew Albright. It will be constantly updated throughout the night. If you want to weigh in, e-mail Albright at [email protected] or message him on Twitter @TNJ_malbright. 10:22: Well, folks, that's going to it for the live blog tonight. We'll have more hot takes ready to fire off tomorrow. Go read my colleagues' roundups of the big races here. And then, tomorrow, we get geared up for the general election on Nov. 8. I still want to hear your thoughts! Hit me up at [email protected] or on Twitter @TNJ_malbright. 10:13: The Washington Post's Dave Weigel (a 302 native!) points out that this is a non-presidential primary turnout record for Democrats. 10:08: Almost every race went the way it was expected to go. Here are the results that surprise … [Read more...] about Liveblog: Live commentary as polls close on primary day
FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case greets evening commuters while campaigning for the U.S. congressional seat representing urban Honolulu, in Honolulu. Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year’s major races. That’s because the Democratic Party continues to overwhelmingly dominate Hawaii politics. Audrey McAvoy, File AP Photo FILE - In this July 24, 2018, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Ed Case greets evening commuters while campaigning for the U.S. congressional seat representing urban Honolulu, in Honolulu. Hawaii voters head to the polls this weekend for a primary election that will most likely settle the outcome of this year’s major races. That’s because the Democratic Party continues to overwhelmingly dominate Hawaii politics. Audrey McAvoy, File AP Photo Entertainment The Latest: Polls close in Hawaii primary election The Associated Press … [Read more...] about The Latest: Polls close in Hawaii primary election