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2022 Poll Closing Times
for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary/Runoff/Special Elections Chronologically

Primary/Runoff/Special Elections Chronologically
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8 November 2022 General Election Chronologically

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This chart reflects the poll closing times used by the networks and other media outlets on Election Night. There is an "unenforced pledge" to not project a winner in a state until that state's polls have closed (which, to the media, means "most of the state's polls have closed").

Below the chart is an outline of potential difficulties which may occur where a state spans time zones. (Poll closing times are extended for voters still in line when the hour of poll closing has arrived.)


 
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Tuesday 11 January 2022
Florida - Special Election CD 20 (EST) *A0000 UTC7:00p EST6:00p CST5:00p MST4:00p PST3:00p AKST
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Florida - Special Election CD 20 (CST) *A0100 UTC8:00p EST7:00p CST6:00p MST5:00p PST4:00p AKST
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Tuesday 1 March 2022
Texas - Primary (CST) *A0100 UTC8:00p EST7:00p CST6:00p MST5:00p PST4:00p AKST
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Texas - Primary (MST) *A0200 UTC9:00p EST8:00p CST7:00p MST6:00p PST5:00p AKST
4:00p HAST
10:00p AST
12:00p ChST
3:00p SST
Tuesday 5 April 2022
California - Non-partisan Special Primary House CD 220300 UTC11:00p EDT
10:00p EST
10:00p CDT9:00p MDT
8:00p MST
8:00p PDT7:00p AKDT
6:00p HADT
5:00p HAST
11:00p AST
1:00p ChST
4:00p SST
Tuesday 3 May 2022
Indiana - Primary (EDT) *A2200 UTC6:00p EDT
5:00p EST
5:00p CDT4:00p MDT
3:00p MST
3:00p PDT2:00p AKDT
1:00p HADT
12:00p HAST
6:00p AST
8:00a ChST
11:00a SST
Indiana - Primary (CDT) *A2300 UTC7:00p EDT
6:00p EST
6:00p CDT5:00p MDT
4:00p MST
4:00p PDT3:00p AKDT
2:00p HADT
1:00p HAST
7:00p AST
9:00a ChST
12:00p SST
Ohio - Primary2330 UTC7:30p EDT
6:30p EST
6:30p CDT5:30p MDT
4:30p MST
4:30p PDT3:30p AKDT
2:30p HADT
1:30p HAST
7:30p AST
9:30a ChST
12:30p SST
Tuesday 10 May 2022
West Virginia - Primary2330 UTC7:30p EDT
6:30p EST
6:30p CDT5:30p MDT
4:30p MST
4:30p PDT3:30p AKDT
2:30p HADT
1:30p HAST
7:30p AST
9:30a ChST
12:30p SST
Nebraska - Primary (CDT) *S0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Nebraska - Primary (MDT) *S0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Kentucky - Primary (EDT) *A2200 UTC6:00p EDT
5:00p EST
5:00p CDT4:00p MDT
3:00p MST
3:00p PDT2:00p AKDT
1:00p HADT
12:00p HAST
6:00p AST
8:00a ChST
11:00a SST
Kentucky - Primary (CDT) *A2300 UTC7:00p EDT
6:00p EST
6:00p CDT5:00p MDT
4:00p MST
4:00p PDT3:00p AKDT
2:00p HADT
1:00p HAST
7:00p AST
9:00a ChST
12:00p SST
North Carolina - Primary2330 UTC7:30p EDT
6:30p EST
6:30p CDT5:30p MDT
4:30p MST
4:30p PDT3:30p AKDT
2:30p HADT
1:30p HAST
7:30p AST
9:30a ChST
12:30p SST
Pennsylvania - Primary0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Idaho - Primary (MDT) *A0200 UTC10:00p EDT
9:00p EST
9:00p CDT8:00p MDT
7:00p MST
7:00p PDT6:00p AKDT
5:00p HADT
4:00p HAST
10:00p AST
12:00p ChST
3:00p SST
Oregon - Primary (MDT) *A
Idaho - Primary (PDT) *A0300 UTC11:00p EDT
10:00p EST
10:00p CDT9:00p MDT
8:00p MST
8:00p PDT7:00p AKDT
6:00p HADT
5:00p HAST
11:00p AST
1:00p ChST
4:00p SST
Oregon - Primary (PDT) *A
Tuesday 24 May 2022
Georgia - Primary2300 UTC7:00p EDT
6:00p EST
6:00p CDT5:00p MDT
4:00p MST
4:00p PDT3:00p AKDT
2:00p HADT
1:00p HAST
7:00p AST
9:00a ChST
12:00p SST
Alabama - Primary0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Texas - Runoff (CDT) *A
Arkansas - Primary0030 UTC8:30p EDT
7:30p EST
7:30p CDT6:30p MDT
5:30p MST
5:30p PDT4:30p AKDT
3:30p HADT
2:30p HAST
8:30p AST
10:30a ChST
1:30p SST
Minnesota - Special Primary House CD 10100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Texas - Runoff (MDT) *A0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Tuesday 7 June 2022
New Jersey - Primary0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Mississippi - Primary0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
South Dakota - Primary (CDT) *A
Iowa - Primary0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
New Mexico - Primary0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
South Dakota - Primary (MDT) *A
Montana - Primary0200 UTC10:00p EDT
9:00p EST
9:00p CDT8:00p MDT
7:00p MST
7:00p PDT6:00p AKDT
5:00p HADT
4:00p HAST
10:00p AST
12:00p ChST
3:00p SST
California - Primary, and Special Primary for U.S. Senate Class 3, and Special General Election for U.S. House CD 220300 UTC11:00p EDT
10:00p EST
10:00p CDT9:00p MDT
8:00p MST
8:00p PDT7:00p AKDT
6:00p HADT
5:00p HAST
11:00p AST
1:00p ChST
4:00p SST
Saturday 11 June 2022
Alaska - Special Primary for House At-Large (AKDT) *A
reportedly
0400 UTC12:00a EDT
11:00p EST
11:00p CDT10:00p MDT
9:00p MST
9:00p PDT8:00p AKDT
7:00p HADT
6:00p HAST
12:00a AST
2:00p ChST
5:00p SST
Alaska - Special Primary for House At-Large (HADT) *A
reportedly
0500 UTC1:00a EDT
12:00a EST
12:00a CDT11:00p MDT
10:00p MST
10:00p PDT9:00p AKDT
8:00p HADT
7:00p HAST
1:00a AST
3:00p ChST
6:00p SST
Tuesday 14 June 2022
South Carolina - Primary2300 UTC7:00p EDT
6:00p EST
6:00p CDT5:00p MDT
4:00p MST
4:00p PDT3:00p AKDT
2:00p HADT
1:00p HAST
7:00p AST
9:00a ChST
12:00p SST
Maine - Primary0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Texas - U.S. House 34 Special Primary/General Election0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
North Dakota - Primary and Special Primary for Public Service Commissioner (CDT) *A0200 UTC10:00p EDT
9:00p EST
9:00p CDT8:00p MDT
7:00p MST
7:00p PDT6:00p AKDT
5:00p HADT
4:00p HAST
10:00p AST
12:00p ChST
3:00p SST
Nevada - Primary0200 UTC10:00p EDT
9:00p EST
9:00p CDT8:00p MDT
7:00p MST
7:00p PDT6:00p AKDT
5:00p HADT
4:00p HAST
10:00p AST
12:00p ChST
3:00p SST
North Dakota - Primary and Special Primary for Public Service Commissioner (MDT) *A0300 UTC11:00p EDT
10:00p EST
10:00p CDT9:00p MDT
8:00p MST
8:00p PDT7:00p AKDT
6:00p HADT
5:00p HAST
11:00p AST
1:00p ChST
4:00p SST
Tuesday 21 June 2022
Georgia - Primary Runoff2300 UTC7:00p EDT
6:00p EST
6:00p CDT5:00p MDT
4:00p MST
4:00p PDT3:00p AKDT
2:00p HADT
1:00p HAST
7:00p AST
9:00a ChST
12:00p SST
Virginia - Primary
District of Columbia - Primary0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Alabama - Runoff (U.S. Senate Class 3: R, Governor: D, House CD 5: R, Secretary of State: R, Auditor: R)0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Arkansas - Runoff (no contests covered by this website advance to a runoff)0030 UTC8:30p EDT
7:30p EST
7:30p CDT6:30p MDT
5:30p MST
5:30p PDT4:30p AKDT
3:30p HADT
2:30p HAST
8:30p AST
10:30a ChST
1:30p SST
Tuesday 28 June 2022
South Carolina - Runoff2300 UTC7:00p EDT
6:00p EST
6:00p CDT5:00p MDT
4:00p MST
4:00p PDT3:00p AKDT
2:00p HADT
1:00p HAST
7:00p AST
9:00a ChST
12:00p SST
Illinois - Primary0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Mississippi - US House CDs 2, 3, and 3 Republican Runoffs
Oklahoma - Primary and Special Primary for U.S. Senate Class 2
New York - Statewide Office Primary0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Nebraska - Special Election for U.S. House CD 1 (CDT) *A0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Colorado - Primary0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Nebraska - Special Election for U.S. House CD 1 (MDT) *A0200 UTC10:00p EDT
9:00p EST
9:00p CDT8:00p MDT
7:00p MST
7:00p PDT6:00p AKDT
5:00p HADT
4:00p HAST
10:00p AST
12:00p ChST
3:00p SST
Utah - Primary and Special Primary for Treasurer
Tuesday 5 July 2022
North Carolina - Second Primary (if run-off is required for a only statwide offices, no contests covered by this website advance to a runoff)2330 UTC7:30p EDT
6:30p EST
6:30p CDT5:30p MDT
4:30p MST
4:30p PDT3:30p AKDT
2:30p HADT
1:30p HAST
7:30p AST
9:30a ChST
12:30p SST
Tuesday 19 July 2022
Maryland - Primary (date set by court order)
reportedly
0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Tuesday 26 July 2022
North Carolina - Second Primary (if run-off is required for a Federal office, no contests covered by this website advance to a runoff)
reportedly
2330 UTC7:30p EDT
6:30p EST
6:30p CDT5:30p MDT
4:30p MST
4:30p PDT3:30p AKDT
2:30p HADT
1:30p HAST
7:30p AST
9:30a ChST
12:30p SST
Tuesday 2 August 2022
Michigan - Primary (EDT) *A0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Kansas - Primary (CDT) *A0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Missouri - Primary
Michigan - Primary (CDT) *A0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Kansas - Primary (MDT) *A0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Arizona - Primary0200 UTC10:00p EDT
9:00p EST
9:00p CDT8:00p MDT
7:00p MST
7:00p PDT6:00p AKDT
5:00p HADT
4:00p HAST
10:00p AST
12:00p ChST
3:00p SST
Washington - Primary and Special Primary for Secretary of State0300 UTC11:00p EDT
10:00p EST
10:00p CDT9:00p MDT
8:00p MST
8:00p PDT7:00p AKDT
6:00p HADT
5:00p HAST
11:00p AST
1:00p ChST
4:00p SST
Thursday 4 August 2022
Tennessee - Primary (EDT) *S
reportedly
0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Tennessee - Primary (CDT) *S
reportedly
0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Saturday 6 August 2022
Virgin Islands - Primary Election
reportedly
2300 UTC7:00p EDT
6:00p EST
6:00p CDT5:00p MDT
4:00p MST
4:00p PDT3:00p AKDT
2:00p HADT
1:00p HAST
7:00p AST
9:00a ChST
12:00p SST
Tuesday 9 August 2022
Vermont - Primary2300 UTC7:00p EDT
6:00p EST
6:00p CDT5:00p MDT
4:00p MST
4:00p PDT3:00p AKDT
2:00p HADT
1:00p HAST
7:00p AST
9:00a ChST
12:00p SST
Connecticut - Primary0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Minnesota - Primary and Special Election in US House CD 10100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Wisconsin - Primary
Saturday 13 August 2022
Hawaii - Primary0500 UTC1:00a EDT
12:00a EST
12:00a CDT11:00p MDT
10:00p MST
10:00p PDT9:00p AKDT
8:00p HADT
7:00p HAST
1:00a AST
3:00p ChST
6:00p SST
Tuesday 16 August 2022
South Dakota - Secondary Election (runoff - no contests covered by this website advance to a runoff) (CDT) *A0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
South Dakota - Secondary Election (runoff - no contests covered by this website advance to a runoff) (MDT) *A0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Wyoming - Primary
Alaska - Primary and Special General Election for U.S. House At-Large (AKDT) *A0400 UTC12:00a EDT
11:00p EST
11:00p CDT10:00p MDT
9:00p MST
9:00p PDT8:00p AKDT
7:00p HADT
6:00p HAST
12:00a AST
2:00p ChST
5:00p SST
Alaska - Primary and Special General Election for U.S. House At-Large (HADT) *A0500 UTC1:00a EDT
12:00a EST
12:00a CDT11:00p MDT
10:00p MST
10:00p PDT9:00p AKDT
8:00p HADT
7:00p HAST
1:00a AST
3:00p ChST
6:00p SST
Tuesday 23 August 2022
Florida - Primary (EDT) *A2300 UTC7:00p EDT
6:00p EST
6:00p CDT5:00p MDT
4:00p MST
4:00p PDT3:00p AKDT
2:00p HADT
1:00p HAST
7:00p AST
9:00a ChST
12:00p SST
Florida - Primary (CDT) *A0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Oklahoma - Runoff (Senate 2 Special: R, Senate 3: D, House 2: R, Treas: R, Labor: R, Supt: R, Corp: R)
reportedly
New York - U.S. House of Representatives Primary; U.S. House CDs 19 and 23 Special Elections0100 UTC9:00p EDT
8:00p EST
8:00p CDT7:00p MDT
6:00p MST
6:00p PDT5:00p AKDT
4:00p HADT
3:00p HAST
9:00p AST
11:00a ChST
2:00p SST
Saturday 27 August 2022
Guam - Primary Election1000 UTC6:00a EDT
5:00a EST
5:00a CDT4:00a MDT
3:00a MST
3:00a PDT2:00a AKDT
1:00a HADT
12:00a HAST
6:00a AST
8:00p ChST
11:00p SST
Tuesday 6 September 2022
Massachusetts - Primary0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Tuesday 13 September 2022
Delaware - Primary0000 UTC8:00p EDT
7:00p EST
7:00p CDT6:00p MDT
5:00p MST
5:00p PDT4:00p AKDT
3:00p HADT
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
New Hampshire - Primary
Rhode Island - Primary
Tuesday 22 November 2022
Guam - General Election Runoff (if necessary)
reportedly
1000 UTC5:00a EST4:00a CST3:00a MST2:00a PST1:00a AKST
12:00a HAST
6:00a AST
8:00p ChST
11:00p SST
Virgin Islands - Gubernatorial Runoff Election
reportedly
2300 UTC6:00p EST5:00p CST4:00p MST3:00p PST2:00p AKST
1:00p HAST
7:00p AST
9:00a ChST
12:00p SST
Tuesday 6 December 2022
Georgia - General Election Runoff
reportedly
0000 UTC7:00p EST6:00p CST5:00p MST4:00p PST3:00p AKST
2:00p HAST
8:00p AST
10:00a ChST
1:00p SST
Saturday 10 December 2022
Louisiana - Runoff (Open General/ Congressional)0200 UTC9:00p EST8:00p CST7:00p MST6:00p PST5:00p AKST
4:00p HAST
10:00p AST
12:00p ChST
3:00p SST
No activity
American Samoa
Northern Marianas
Puerto Rico
(no activity)
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Hawaii
Atlantic
Chamorro
Samoa
 

Notes


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


Alaska Special Primary for House At-Large: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Saturday 11 June 2022 at 8:00p AKDT (0400 UTC) / 8:00p HADT (0500 UTC). By-mail election, ballots may be received through 21 June. Alaska Time covers most of the state except for the Aleutian Islands west of Umnak Island (approximately half of Aleutian Islands).

Alaska Primary and Special General Election for U.S. House At-Large: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 16 August 2022 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 2022 at 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.

Florida Special Election CD 20: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 7:00p EST (0000 UTC) / 7:00p CST (0100 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.

Florida Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 23 August 2022 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.

Hawaii Primary: Polls close on Saturday 13 August 2022 at 7:00p HAST (0500 UTC). Hawaii votes by mail. Ballots must be received by 7p on Election Day.

Idaho Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 17 May 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 2022 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 close on Tuesday 14 June 2022 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 Tuesday 6 September 2022 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 2022 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 Special Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships.

Minnesota Primary and Special Election in US House CD 1: Polls close on Tuesday 9 August 2022 at 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships.

Montana Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 7 June 2022 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 2022 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.

Nebraska Special Election for U.S. House CD 1: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 8:00p CDT (0100 UTC) / 8:00p MDT (0200 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 close on Tuesday 13 September 2022 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. Some locations open at 12:00 AM Eastern Time and remain open "until all have voted".

New York U.S. House of Representatives Primary; U.S. House CDs 19 and 23 Special Elections: Polls close on Tuesday 23 August 2022 at 9:00p EDT (0100 UTC). Polls open at 6:00a in New York City and the counties of Dutchess, Erie, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, and Westchester. In all other counties, polls open at 12:00 noon. All polls close at 9:00p.

North Carolina Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 17 May 2022 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 Second Primary (if run-off is required for a only statwide offices, no contests covered by this website advance to a runoff): Polls close on Tuesday 5 July 2022 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 Second Primary (if run-off is required for a Federal office, no contests covered by this website advance to a runoff): Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 26 July 2022 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 and Special Primary for Public Service Commissioner: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 14 June 2022 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 2018, polls closed at 8pm CDT in Cass County and at 7pm CDT or 7pm MDT in most other polling places.

Oregon Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 17 May 2022 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 2022 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 2022 at 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).

South Dakota Secondary Election (runoff - no contests covered by this website advance to a runoff): Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 16 August 2022 at 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).

Tennessee Primary: Polls reportedly close synchronously on Thursday 4 August 2022 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. In some counties, polls may open as late as 9a in the prevailing time zone.

Texas Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 1 March 2022 at 7:00p CST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Only El Paso and Hudspeth Counties are in Mountain Time, so the vast majority of polls have closed in Texas by 7 PM Central Time.

Texas Runoff: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 24 May 2022 at 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC). Only El Paso and Hudspeth Counties are 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 2022 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 and Special Primary for Secretary of State: Polls close on Tuesday 2 August 2022 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


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.


2022 General Election Outline


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