Your burning election questions answered SFGATE STAFF Updated 12:07 pm PST, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 California gubernatorial Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom holds his son, Dutch, 2, while voting alongside his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Larkspur, Calif. California gubernatorial Democratic candidate Gavin Newsom holds his son, Dutch, 2, while voting alongside his wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, in Larkspur, Calif. Photo: Eric Risberg, AP It’s midterm election season, and there’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s what you need to know. It’s midterm election season, and there’s a lot to keep track of. Here’s what you need to know. Photo: Andy Clement / Getty Images The House and the Senate will be determined in midterms on November 6, 2018. A red or blue … [Read more...] about When will we know who won? What time do polls close? What if I forgot to register?
Time voting polls close
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
Amy Huschka Detroit Free Press Published 6:46 AM EST Nov 6, 2018 It's Election Day. Time to hit the polls. Here are a few things you will need today to vote. Umbrella: It is expected to be rainy. Temperatures are expected to be mild, however. Patience: Voter turnout is expected to be high and lines could be long. Identification: You will need to present a photo ID such as a Michigan driver's license, state identification card, U.S. passport, or military, student or tribal ID card. You can still vote by signing an affidavit if you don't have an acceptable ID card. Voter Guide: Take the Free Press with you to the polls. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. If you are still in line at 8 p.m., you will still be able to cast a ballot. Avoid these peak voting times: 7 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. You can check your voter registration status and find their polling place at www.Michigan.gov/vote. And reminder: No selfies while voting. Photos and … [Read more...] about What time do polls close in Michigan?
Polls have closed in an Irish referendum on abortion that could represent a change in the path of a country that was once one of Europe's more socially conservative. Voters turned out in large numbers on Friday to have their say on whether to repeal the country's Eighth Amendment, which outlaws abortion by giving equal rights to the unborn. An exit poll, conducted for the Irish Times by Ipsos/MRBI, suggested that the country voted by a landslide margin to change the constitution so that abortion can be legalised. The vote to repeal the constitutional ban was predicted to win by 68 percent to 32 percent, according to the poll of 4,000 voters, the Irish Times said. Polls closed at 21:00GMT. The first indications of the final result are expected on Saturday, after the count begins at 08:00GMT. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar, in favour of change, has called the referendum a "once in a generation decision". If the proposal to repeal the Eighth Amendment is defeated on Friday, … [Read more...] about Polls close in Irish referendum on abortion