When Do Voting Polls Open and Close?


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Opening and closing times for polling stations vary by state and sometimes also by county, says Ballotpedia. Always check with a local polling station to learn its hours of operation in order to be certain.

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As of 2015 the earliest opening time is 5:45 a.m. in several Massachusetts municipalities, and the latest opening is 10 a.m. in four of Maine's counties. Montana polls open as late as noon if deemed necessary.

The latest closing time is 9 p.m. in both New York and North Dakota. All other states' polling stations close at either 7 or 8 p.m. in their respective time zones.

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