It’s been literally years in the making, but we’ve finally arrived at Election Day in 2016. While many voters have already cast their ballots in early voting, the majority of them will vote today for their preference between Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Gary Johnson, or Jill Stein. There are also independent candidates, such as Evan McMullin, on the ballot in some states. There are also key US Senate races which will determine the balance of control in Congress under the next President.

Here is the important map of the day which covers all the poll closing times across the country. Among the early important states to watch are New Hampshire, Virginia, North Carolina, and Florida.

2016 Poll Closing Timesa

All Times Listed Eastern (Details from Politico)

6 pm – Indiana, Kentucky

7 pm – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia

7:30 pm– North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia

8 pm – Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas

8:30 pm – Arkansas

9 pm – Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, Wyoming

10 pm – Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah

11 pm – Alaska, California, Hawaii, Washington

Note: In the event of multiple poll closing times per state, states above are listed by their first closing time. For complete details please scroll to the alphabetized list below.


Live stream of election results broadcast and links to live news feeds.

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More details will follow throughout the day. Please consider this an open thread for all things Election Day. Did you vote today or had you already voted? How were the lines? What was your experience?

14 COMMENTS

    • I hope you’re not proud of not voting. The choices we have are because people didn’t participate in the primaries. If you want to protest, fine, but this election isn’t the time to do it. As soon as the votes are in, make sure you lobby for change starting immediately, not waiting until the next election year to decide to get cranky about your choices. You need to start supporting your ‘third party’ candidates or whomever early on, getting the third party into lower offices first, then they can compete with the big two. But seriously…not voting in this election is the coward’s way out, and shows that you may not have done your due diligence on the two candidates being presented.

      • Michele. It’s Varius’s right to decide not to vote. It’s not being a coward, it’s his own choice of using his rights. Welcome to the United States.

        In the U.S. we have the privileged to vote for our leaders, but if someone doesn’t care for the candidates and feels equally about the two, then voting is pointless as voting for the lesser of two evils is more damaging than doing nothing.

        Part of being a U.S. voter is becoming involved in the voter process of participating in debates, watching speeches, and educating yourself. You participate in polls and such. Not everybody does this, and it is 100% okay as it is their right to do so as an American.

        Believe it or not, voting for our President is not the single most important thing a person can do in the modern world. And while it is the biggest responsibility of any American, it’s a responsibility you do not need to fulfill. You have no obligation to outside of your own personal benefit.

        The issue with comments like yours is it incites people who did not participate in the voter process to make uneducated and foolish decisions that changes the outcome of the election from what it would be if uneducated voters hadn’t voted. This is the reason in the past only Adults with property or something to loose from the election was allowed to vote.

        Maybe instead of being a dick and saying somebody NEEDS to participate in the election. You should recognize that as an American you NEED to respect others right to not exercise rights.

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