Malawians have voted in presidential and parliamentary elections seen as a tough test for President Peter Mutharika and his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), following a campaign that focused on corruption and economic development. Polls closed at 6pm (16:00 GMT) on Tuesday after a day of long queues at many voting stations. Mahara Karikude, 56, who cast his vote in Malawi's commercial capital Blantyre, said he voted because he wants living standards to improve. "There is corruption, nepotism and the economy is not favourable to small business entrepreneurs. We are struggling for loans and opportunities," he told Al Jazeera. "The health system is also in disarray because there are acute shortages of drugs in hospitals. Education standards, too, have gone down because of the privatisation of university education. I hope that a new government can change the situation," he said. Mutharika, who has been in power since 2014, faces opposition from his own deputy Saulos Chilima and former … [Read more...] about Malawi votes: Polls close in tight elections
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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?
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?