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Tuesday 1 March 2016
Alabama - Primary0100
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Texas - Primary (CST) *A
Arkansas - Primary0130
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Texas - Primary (MST) *A0200
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Tuesday 8 March 2016
Mississippi - Primary0100
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Tuesday 15 March 2016
North Carolina - Primary (except the U.S. House)2330
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Ohio - Primary (and Special Primary CD 8)
Illinois - Primary0000
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Tuesday 22 March 2016
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Tuesday 29 March 2016
Mississippi - Runoff0000
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Tuesday 12 April 2016
Alabama - Runoff0000
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Tuesday 26 April 2016
Maryland - Primary0000
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Pennsylvania - Primary
Tuesday 3 May 2016
Indiana - Primary (EDT) *A2200
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Indiana - Primary (CDT) *A2300
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Tuesday 10 May 2016
West Virginia - Primary2330
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Nebraska - Primary (CDT) *S0100
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Nebraska - Primary (MDT) *S0100
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Tuesday 17 May 2016
Kentucky - Primary (EDT) *A2200
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Idaho - Primary (MDT) *A0200
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Oregon - Primary and Special Primary Governor (MDT) *A
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Oregon - Primary and Special Primary Governor (PDT) *A
Tuesday 24 May 2016
Georgia - Primary2300
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Texas - Runoff - H15-D, H15-R, H18-R, H19-R, RR-D, RR-R (CDT) *A0000
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Texas - Runoff - H15-D, H15-R, H18-R, H19-R, RR-D, RR-R (MDT) *A0100
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Sunday 5 June 2016
Puerto Rico - Primary1900
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Tuesday 7 June 2016
North Carolina - U.S. House Primary2330
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Ohio - Special Election House CD 8
New Jersey - Primary0000
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South Dakota - Primary (CDT) *A0000
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New Mexico - Primary0100
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South Dakota - Primary (MDT) *A
Iowa - Primary0200
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Montana - Primary0200
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California - Primary0300
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Tuesday 14 June 2016
South Carolina - Primary2300
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Virginia - Primary
District of Columbia - Primary0000
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Maine - Primary
reportedly
North Dakota - Primary (CDT) *A
reportedly
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10:00p
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Nevada - Primary
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North Dakota - Primary (MDT) *A
reportedly
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Tuesday 28 June 2016
South Carolina - Runoff (no contests covered by this website proceed to runoffs)2300
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Oklahoma - Primary0000
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New York - Federal Primary0100
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Colorado - Primary0100
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Utah - Primary
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Tuesday 26 July 2016
Georgia - Primary Runoff - CD 3 R2300
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Tuesday 2 August 2016
Michigan - Primary (EDT) *A0000
UTC
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Kansas - Primary (CDT) *A0000
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Missouri - Primary
Michigan - Primary (CDT) *A0100
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9:00p
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8:00p
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Kansas - Primary (MDT) *A0100
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Washington - Primary0300
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Thursday 4 August 2016
Tennessee - Primary (EDT) *S
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8:00p
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Tennessee - Primary (CDT) *S
reportedly
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Saturday 6 August 2016
Virgin Islands - Primary Election2300
UTC
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6:00p
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Tuesday 9 August 2016
Vermont - Primary2300
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Connecticut - Primary0000
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Minnesota - Primary0100
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Wisconsin - Primary
Saturday 13 August 2016
Hawaii - Primary0400
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11:00p
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Tuesday 16 August 2016
South Dakota - Secondary Election (no elections covered by this site require a run off) (CDT) *A0000
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South Dakota - Secondary Election (no elections covered by this site require a run off) (MDT) *A0100
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Wyoming - Primary
Alaska - Primary (AKDT) *A0400
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12:00a
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11:00p
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Alaska - Primary (HADT) *A0500
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1:00a
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Tuesday 23 August 2016
Oklahoma - Runoff - H05 Dem0000
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Saturday 27 August 2016
Guam - Primary Election1000
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6:00a
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5:00a
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5:00a
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4:00a
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3:00a
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3:00a
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2:00a
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1:00a
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HAST
6:00a
AST
8:00p
ChST

11:00p
SST
Tuesday 30 August 2016
Florida - Primary (EDT) *A2300
UTC
7:00p
EDT

6:00p
EST
6:00p
CDT
5:00p
MDT
4:00p
MST
4:00p
PDT
3:00p
AKDT
2:00p
HADT
1:00p
HAST
7:00p
AST
9:00a
ChST
12:00p
SST
Florida - Primary (CDT) *A0000
UTC
8:00p
EDT
7:00p
EST
7:00p
CDT
6:00p
MDT
5:00p
MST
5:00p
PDT
4:00p
AKDT
3:00p
HADT
2:00p
HAST
8:00p
AST
10:00a
ChST
1:00p
SST
Arizona - Primary0200
UTC
10:00p
EDT
9:00p
EST
9:00p
CDT
8:00p
MDT
7:00p
MST
7:00p
PDT
6:00p
AKDT
5:00p
HADT
4:00p
HAST
10:00p
AST
12:00p
ChST
3:00p
SST
Thursday 8 September 2016
Massachusetts - Primary0000
UTC
8:00p
EDT

7:00p
EST
7:00p
CDT
6:00p
MDT
5:00p
MST
5:00p
PDT
4:00p
AKDT
3:00p
HADT
2:00p
HAST
8:00p
AST
10:00a
ChST
1:00p
SST
Tuesday 13 September 2016
Ohio - Special Democratic Primary Election (re: withdrawal of Corey Foister) House CD 8
reportedly
2330
UTC
7:30p
EDT

6:30p
EST
6:30p
CDT
5:30p
MDT
4:30p
MST
4:30p
PDT
3:30p
AKDT
2:30p
HADT
1:30p
HAST
7:30p
AST
9:30a
ChST
12:30p
SST
Delaware - Primary0000
UTC
8:00p
EDT

7:00p
EST
7:00p
CDT
6:00p
MDT
5:00p
MST
5:00p
PDT
4:00p
AKDT
3:00p
HADT
2:00p
HAST
8:00p
AST
10:00a
ChST
1:00p
SST
New Hampshire - Primary
reportedly
Rhode Island - Primary
New York - State / Local Primary (no contests covered by this website)0100
UTC
9:00p
EDT

8:00p
EST
8:00p
CDT
7:00p
MDT
6:00p
MST
6:00p
PDT
5:00p
AKDT
4:00p
HADT
3:00p
HAST
9:00p
AST
11:00a
ChST
2:00p
SST
Tuesday 22 November 2016
Virgin Islands - Gubernatorial Runoff Election2300
UTC
6:00p
EST
5:00p
CST
4:00p
MST
3:00p
PST
2:00p
AKST
1:00p
HAST
7:00p
AST

9:00a
ChST
12:00p
SST
Tuesday 6 December 2016
Georgia - State and Local General Runoff0000
UTC
7:00p
EST
6:00p
CST
5:00p
MST
4:00p
PST
3:00p
AKST
2:00p
HAST
8:00p
AST
10:00a
ChST
1:00p
SST
Saturday 10 December 2016
Louisiana - Runoff0200
UTC
9:00p
EST
8:00p
CST
7:00p
MST
6:00p
PST
5:00p
AKST
4:00p
HAST
10:00p
AST
12:00p
ChST
3:00p
SST
Tuesday 10 January 2017
Georgia - Federal General Election Runoff (no offices covered by this website have a runoff)0000
UTC
7:00p
EST
6:00p
CST
5:00p
MST
4:00p
PST
3:00p
AKST
2:00p
HAST
8:00p
AST
10:00a
ChST
1:00p
SST
 
 

Notes

Polling places in states that span multiple time zones will close either synchronously or asynchronously.

  • (Note *S) With synchronized closing, all the polls close at the same GMT/UTC time. For states with multiple time zones-- when polls close in the advanced local time zone, they will close one hour earlier in the lagging local time zone.
  • (Note *A) With asynchronous closing, the polls close at different GMT/UTC times in different parts of the state. Media outlets might decide to declare a winner before all the polls have closed.

Alaska Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 16 August 2016 at 8:00p AKDT (0400 UTC) / 8:00p HADT (0500 UTC). Alaska Time covers most of the state except for the Aleutian Islands west of Umnak Island (approximately half of Aleutian Islands). The media considers Alaska's polls to close at 8 PM Alaska Time and, thus, considers the State "callable" after that hour.

Colorado Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.

Florida Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 30 August 2016 at 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC) / 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in CT and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET.

Idaho Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC) / 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Local option allows polling places to open at 7 AM. A sizable part of IDAHO is in PT but, as the MT section is the much more populated portion of the state, the networks consider that "most of the polls in IDAHO" are closed by 8 PM MT.

Indiana Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 3 May 2016 at 6:00p EDT (2200 UTC) / 6:00p CDT (2300 UTC). Although a portion of this state is in CT, the majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated ET when the networks feel they can project.

Kansas Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 2 August 2016 at 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC) / 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC). For practical purposes, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM local time on Election Day. Technically, in the Central time zone, polling places open at 7 AM and close at 7 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 6 AM local time and close them no later than 8 PM. In the Mountain time zone, polling places open at 6 AM and close at 6 PM. However, a county may open the polls no earlier than 5 AM local time and close them no later than 7 PM.

Kentucky Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 6:00p EDT (2200 UTC) / 6:00p CDT (2300 UTC). Poll closing time could be rather problematic in KENTUCKY. A large chunk of the state is in Central Time [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM Eastern Time and so, if they can, project at the same time they project INDIANA]. Central Time voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM Eastern Time.

Maine Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town.

Massachusetts Primary: Polls close on Thursday 8 September 2016 at 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). By local option, municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45 a.m.

Michigan Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 2 August 2016 at 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC) / 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC). Relatively small portions of this state are in Central Time and so the vast majority of the polls are closed by the time indicated Eastern Time, when the networks feel they can project.

Minnesota Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships.

Montana Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 7 June 2016 at 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC). A polling place with less than 400 registered voters must be open at least from noon to 8 p.m. or until all registered electors have voted.

Nebraska Primary: Polls close synchronously on Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). The polls open and close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls open and close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and open and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone.

New Hampshire Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). Polls must open by 11 AM however most open between 7 AM and 8 AM. NEW HAMPSHIRE permits its 13 cities to keep their polls open until 8 PM Eastern Time by local option- however, as there ARE only 13 cities among New Hampshire's 234 County subdivisions [the 221 "non-cities", of course, being the proverbial New England Town(ship)], the fact is that the vast majority of NH's polls have closed by 7 PM Eastern Time and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection.

New York Federal Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 28 June 2016 at 9:00p EDT (0100 UTC). Polls open at 6:00a in New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie. In all other counties, polls open at 12:00 noon. All polls close at 9:00p.

New York State / Local Primary (no contests covered by this website): Polls close on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 9:00p EDT (0100 UTC). Polls open at 6:00a in New York City and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Westchester, Rockland, Orange, Putnam and Erie. In all other counties, polls open at 12:00 noon. All polls close at 9:00p.

North Carolina Primary (except the U.S. House): Polls close on Tuesday 15 March 2016 at 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.

North Carolina U.S. House Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 7 June 2016 at 7:30p EDT (2330 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.

North Dakota Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 14 June 2016 at 9:00p CDT (0200 UTC) / 9:00p MDT (0300 UTC). Voting places open between 7:00a to 12:00n and remain open until 7:00p to 9:00p depending on the size of the town. The western half of the state is in Mountain Time but that is, of course, the more sparsely populated part of the state, so it is not as problematic to the networks as might be otherwise suggested by simple geography. In 2012, polls closed at 8pm CDT in Cass County and at 7pm CDT or 7pm MDT in most other polling places.

Oregon Primary and Special Primary Governor: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 8:00p MDT (0200 UTC) / 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Oregon votes by mail. Ballots must be in the hands of election workers or in an official drop-off location no later than 8 PM local time. OREGON is the reverse of the norm because the by far largest portion of the state is in the lagging time zone and the networks have no choice but to not consider the OREGON polls closed until 8 PM Pacific.

Rhode Island Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 13 September 2016 at 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). Most polls are open at 7am. However, polls may open as late as 9am by location.

South Dakota Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 7 June 2016 at 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).

South Dakota Secondary Election (no elections covered by this site require a run off): Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 16 August 2016 at 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).

Tennessee Primary: Polls reportedly close synchronously on Thursday 4 August 2016 at 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC). The polls close at the same GMT/UTC time, that is, polls close at a particular local time in the advanced time zone and close one hour earlier local time in the lagging time zone. Poll opening times are set by county.

Texas Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 1 March 2016 at 7:00p CST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.

Texas Runoff - H15-D, H15-R, H18-R, H19-R, RR-D, RR-R: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 24 May 2016 at 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.

Vermont Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 9 August 2016 at 7:00p EDT (2300 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority.

Washington Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 2 August 2016 at 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC). Washington votes by mail. Ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, or dropped off in a designated ballot box by 8 p.m. local time on Election Day.

 
 

Time zone abbreviations


UTC: Coordinated Universal Time (Greenwich England)
AST: Atlantic Standard Time (Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands), UTC - 4 hours
EST: Eastern Standard Time, UTC - 5 hours
EDT: Eastern Daylight Time, UTC - 4 hours
CST: Central Standard Time, UTC - 6 hours
CDT: Central Daylight Time, UTC - 5 hours
MST: Mountain Standard Time, UTC - 7 hours
MDT: Mountain Daylight Time, UTC - 6 hours
PST: Pacific Standard Time, UTC - 8 hours
PDT: Pacific Daylight Time, UTC - 7 hours
AKST: Alaska Standard Time, UTC - 9 hours
AKDT: Alaska Daylight Time, UTC - 8 hours
HAST: Hawaii-Aleutian Standard Time, UTC - 10 hours
HADT: Hawaii-Aleutian Daylight Time (Hawii does not observe daylight time), UTC - 9 hours
ChST: Chamorro Standard Time (Guam, Northern Marianas), UTC + 10 hours
SST: Samoa Standard Time, UTC - 11 hours
m: midnight
a: AM
p: PM

Notes


Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

 
 


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