The Green Papers
2020 Presidential Primary Poll Closing Times
Chronologically

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Tuesday 11 February 2020
New Hampshire Democratic Primary0100
UTC
8:00p
EST
7:00p
CST
6:00p
MST
5:00p
PST
4:00p
AKST
3:00p
HAST
9:00p
AST
11:00a
ChST
2:00p
SST
New Hampshire Republican Primary (presumably)
Saturday 15 February 2020
South Carolina Republican Primary (cancelled 7 September 2019) (cancelled) (presumably)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
Saturday 29 February 2020
South Carolina Democratic Primary0000
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
Tuesday 3 March 2020
Vermont Democratic Primary0000
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
Vermont Republican Primary (presumably)
Virginia Democratic Primary
Virginia Republican Primary (cancelled)
North Carolina Democratic Primary0030
UTC
7:30p
EST
6:30p
CST
5:30p
MST
4:30p
PST
3:30p
AKST
2:30p
HAST
8:30p
AST
10:30a
ChST
1:30p
SST
North Carolina Republican Primary (presumably)
Alabama Democratic Primary0100
UTC
8:00p
EST
7:00p
CST
6:00p
MST
5:00p
PST
4:00p
AKST
3:00p
HAST
9:00p
AST
11:00a
ChST
2:00p
SST
Alabama Republican Primary
Maine Democratic Primary0100
UTC
8:00p
EST
7:00p
CST
6:00p
MST
5:00p
PST
4:00p
AKST
3:00p
HAST
9:00p
AST
11:00a
ChST
2:00p
SST
Maine Republican Primary (presumably)
Massachusetts Democratic Primary
Massachusetts Republican Primary
Oklahoma Democratic Primary0100
UTC
8:00p
EST
7:00p
CST
6:00p
MST
5:00p
PST
4:00p
AKST
3:00p
HAST
9:00p
AST
11:00a
ChST
2:00p
SST
Oklahoma Republican Primary
Tennessee Democratic Primary (EST, CST) *S0100
UTC
8:00p
EST
7:00p
CST
6:00p
MST
5:00p
PST
4:00p
AKST
3:00p
HAST
9:00p
AST
11:00a
ChST
2:00p
SST
Tennessee Republican Primary (EST, CST) *S
Texas Democratic Primary (CST) *A0100
UTC
8:00p
EST
7:00p
CST
6:00p
MST
5:00p
PST
4:00p
AKST
3:00p
HAST
9:00p
AST
11:00a
ChST
2:00p
SST
Texas Republican Primary (CST) *A (presumably)
Arkansas Democratic Primary0130
UTC
8:30p
EST
7:30p
CST
6:30p
MST
5:30p
PST
4:30p
AKST
3:30p
HAST
9:30p
AST
11:30a
ChST
2:30p
SST
Arkansas Republican Primary
Colorado Democratic Primary0200
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
Colorado Republican Primary
Minnesota Democratic Primary0200
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
Minnesota Republican Primary
Texas Democratic Primary (MST) *A0200
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
Texas Republican Primary (MST) *A (presumably)
Utah Democratic Primary0300
UTC
10:00p
EST
9:00p
CST
8:00p
MST
7:00p
PST
6:00p
AKST
5:00p
HAST
11:00p
AST
1:00p
ChST
4:00p
SST
Utah Republican Primary (presumably)
California Democratic Primary0400
UTC
11:00p
EST
10:00p
CST
9:00p
MST
8:00p
PST
7:00p
AKST
6:00p
HAST
12:00a
AST
2:00p
ChST
5:00p
SST
California Republican Primary
Sunday 8 March 2020
Puerto Rico Republican Primary (presumably)1900
UTC
3:00p
EDT
2:00p
EST
2:00p
CDT
1:00p
MDT
12:00p
MST
12:00p
PDT
11:00a
AKDT
10:00a
HADT
9:00a
HAST
3:00p
AST

5:00a
ChST
8:00a
SST
Tuesday 10 March 2020
Michigan Democratic Primary (EDT) *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
Michigan Republican Primary (EDT) *A
Mississippi Democratic 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
Mississippi Republican Primary
Missouri Democratic Primary
Missouri Republican Primary
North Dakota Democratic Firehouse Caucuses (party run primary) (CDT, MDT) *S0000
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
Michigan Democratic Primary (CDT) *A0100
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
Michigan Republican Primary (CDT) *A
Idaho Democratic Primary (MDT) *A0200
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
Idaho Republican Primary (MDT) *A (presumably)
Idaho Democratic Primary (PDT) *A0300
UTC
11:00p
EDT
10:00p
EST
10:00p
CDT
9:00p
MDT
8:00p
MST
8:00p
PDT
7:00p
AKDT
6:00p
HADT
5:00p
HAST
11:00p
AST
1:00p
ChST
4:00p
SST
Idaho Republican Primary (PDT) *A (presumably)
Washington Democratic Primary
Washington Republican Primary
Hawaii Republican Precinct Caucuses (presumably)0600
UTC
2:00a
EDT
1:00a
EST
1:00a
CDT
12:00a
MDT
11:00p
MST
11:00p
PDT
10:00p
AKDT
9:00p
HADT
8:00p
HAST
2:00a
AST
4:00p
ChST
7:00p
SST
Thursday 12 March 2020
Virgin Islands Republican Territorial Caucus (presumably)2200
UTC
6:00p
EDT
5:00p
EST
5:00p
CDT
4:00p
MDT
3:00p
MST
3:00p
PDT
2:00p
AKDT
1:00p
HADT
12:00p
HAST
6:00p
AST

8:00a
ChST
11:00a
SST
Tuesday 17 March 2020
Northern Marianas Republican Commonwealth Convention (presumably)1000
UTC
6:00a
EDT
5:00a
EST
5:00a
CDT
4:00a
MDT
3:00a
MST
3:00a
PDT
2:00a
AKDT
1:00a
HADT
12:00a
HAST
6:00a
AST
8:00p
ChST

11:00p
SST
Florida Democratic 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 Republican Primary (EDT) *A
Ohio Democratic Primary2330
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
Ohio Republican Primary
Florida Democratic 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
Florida Republican Primary (CDT) *A
Illinois Democratic Primary
Illinois Republican Primary (presumably)
Arizona Democratic 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
Arizona Republican Primary
Saturday 21 March 2020
Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucuses (EDT) *A (presumably)2000
UTC
4:00p
EDT

3:00p
EST
3:00p
CDT
2:00p
MDT
1:00p
MST
1:00p
PDT
12:00p
AKDT
11:00a
HADT
10:00a
HAST
4:00p
AST
6:00a
ChST
9:00a
SST
Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucuses (CDT) *A (presumably)2100
UTC
5:00p
EDT
4:00p
EST
4:00p
CDT
3:00p
MDT
2:00p
MST
2:00p
PDT
1:00p
AKDT
12:00p
HADT
11:00a
HAST
5:00p
AST
7:00a
ChST
10:00a
SST
Tuesday 24 March 2020
Georgia Democratic Primary2300
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
Georgia Republican Primary
Sunday 29 March 2020
Puerto Rico Democratic Primary1900
UTC
3:00p
EDT
2:00p
EST
2:00p
CDT
1:00p
MDT
12:00p
MST
12:00p
PDT
11:00a
AKDT
10:00a
HADT
9:00a
HAST
3:00p
AST

5:00a
ChST
8:00a
SST
Saturday 4 April 2020
Alaska Democratic Party-Run Primary2200
UTC
6:00p
EDT
5:00p
EST
5:00p
CDT
4:00p
MDT
3:00p
MST
3:00p
PDT
2:00p
AKDT

1:00p
HADT
12:00p
HAST
6:00p
AST
8:00a
ChST
11:00a
SST
Hawaii Democratic Party-run Presidential Preference Poll (firehouse primary)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
Louisiana Democratic Primary0100
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
Louisiana Republican Primary (presumably)
Tuesday 7 April 2020
Wisconsin Democratic Primary0100
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
Wisconsin Republican Primary
Tuesday 28 April 2020
Connecticut Democratic 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
Connecticut Republican Primary
Delaware Democratic Primary
Delaware Republican Primary (presumably)
Maryland Democratic Primary
Maryland Republican Primary
Pennsylvania Democratic Primary
Pennsylvania Republican Primary (presumably)
Rhode Island Democratic Primary
Rhode Island Republican Primary (presumably)
New York Democratic Primary0100
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
New York Republican Primary
Saturday 2 May 2020
Guam Democratic Caucus1000
UTC
6:00a
EDT
5:00a
EST
5:00a
CDT
4:00a
MDT
3:00a
MST
3:00a
PDT
2:00a
AKDT
1:00a
HADT
12:00a
HAST
6:00a
AST
8:00p
ChST

11:00p
SST
Kansas Democratic Party-Run Primary (CDT) *A2100
UTC
5:00p
EDT
4:00p
EST
4:00p
CDT
3:00p
MDT
2:00p
MST
2:00p
PDT
1:00p
AKDT
12:00p
HADT
11:00a
HAST
5:00p
AST
7:00a
ChST
10:00a
SST
Kansas Democratic Party-Run Primary (MDT) *A2200
UTC
6:00p
EDT
5:00p
EST
5:00p
CDT
4:00p
MDT

3:00p
MST
3:00p
PDT
2:00p
AKDT
1:00p
HADT
12:00p
HAST
6:00p
AST
8:00a
ChST
11:00a
SST
Tuesday 5 May 2020
Indiana Democratic Primary (EDT) *A2200
UTC
6:00p
EDT

5:00p
EST
5:00p
CDT
4:00p
MDT
3:00p
MST
3:00p
PDT
2:00p
AKDT
1:00p
HADT
12:00p
HAST
6:00p
AST
8:00a
ChST
11:00a
SST
Indiana Republican Primary (EDT) *A (presumably)
Indiana Democratic Primary (CDT) *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
Indiana Republican Primary (CDT) *A (presumably)
Tuesday 12 May 2020
West Virginia Democratic Primary2330
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
West Virginia Republican Primary
Nebraska Democratic Primary (CDT, MDT) *S0100
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
Nebraska Republican Presidential Primary (CDT, MDT) *S (presumably)
Tuesday 19 May 2020
Kentucky Democratic Primary (EDT) *A2200
UTC
6:00p
EDT

5:00p
EST
5:00p
CDT
4:00p
MDT
3:00p
MST
3:00p
PDT
2:00p
AKDT
1:00p
HADT
12:00p
HAST
6:00p
AST
8:00a
ChST
11:00a
SST
Kentucky Democratic Primary (CDT) *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
Oregon Democratic Primary (MDT) *A0200
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
Oregon Republican Primary (MDT) *A
Oregon Democratic Primary (PDT) *A0300
UTC
11:00p
EDT
10:00p
EST
10:00p
CDT
9:00p
MDT
8:00p
MST
8:00p
PDT
7:00p
AKDT
6:00p
HADT
5:00p
HAST
11:00p
AST
1:00p
ChST
4:00p
SST
Oregon Republican Primary (PDT) *A
Tuesday 2 June 2020
District of Columbia Democratic 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
District of Columbia Republican Primary
New Jersey Democratic Primary
New Jersey Republican Primary (presumably)
South Dakota Democratic 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
South Dakota Republican Primary (CDT) *A (presumably)
New Mexico Democratic Primary0100
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
New Mexico Republican Primary (presumably)
South Dakota Democratic Primary (MDT) *A
South Dakota Republican Primary (MDT) *A (presumably)
Montana Democratic 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
Montana Republican Primary (presumably)
Saturday 6 June 2020
Virgin Islands Democratic District Caucuses2200
UTC
6:00p
EDT
5:00p
EST
5:00p
CDT
4:00p
MDT
3:00p
MST
3:00p
PDT
2:00p
AKDT
1:00p
HADT
12:00p
HAST
6:00p
AST

8:00a
ChST
11:00a
SST
Idaho Democratic State Convention0000
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
 
 

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. 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.

Colorado Democrat Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.

Colorado Republican Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Colorado votes mostly by mail.

Florida Democrat Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 17 March 2020 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.

Florida Republican Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 17 March 2020 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 Democrat Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 10 March 2020 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.

Idaho Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 10 March 2020 (presumably) 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 Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 5 May 2020 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.

Indiana Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 5 May 2020 (presumably) 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 Democrat Party-Run Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Saturday 2 May 2020 at 4:00p CDT (2100 UTC) / 4:00p MDT (2200 UTC).

Kentucky Democrat Primary: Polls close asynchronously on Tuesday 19 May 2020 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 CDT [but the networks consider that "most of the polls have closed" in KENTUCKY by 6 PM EDT. CDT voters in KENTUCKY may note the networks' willingness/eagerness to project a winner as early as 6 PM EDT.

Kentucky Republican Presidential Caucuses: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Saturday 21 March 2020 (presumably) at 4:00p EDT (2000 UTC) / 4:00p CDT (2100 UTC).

Maine Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 8:00p EST (0100 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town.

Maine Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably) at 8:00p EST (0100 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town.

Massachusetts Democrat Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 8:00p EST (0100 UTC). Some municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45a EST.

Massachusetts Republican Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 8:00p EST (0100 UTC). Some municipalities may open their polls as early as 5:45a EST.

Michigan Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC) / 8:00p CDT (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, when the networks feel they can project.

Michigan Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC) / 8:00p CDT (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, when the networks feel they can project.

Minnesota Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 8:00p CST (0200 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships.

Minnesota Republican Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 8:00p CST (0200 UTC). Voting begins at 10:00 AM in some townships.

Montana Democrat Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 2 June 2020 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. There is no party registration in Montana. Individuals who vote in a primary election are given all the parties' ballots, and can choose in private which party ballot they wish to vote.

Montana Republican Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 2 June 2020 (presumably) 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 Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close synchronously on Tuesday 12 May 2020 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 Republican Presidential Primary: Polls reportedly close synchronously on Tuesday 12 May 2020 (presumably) 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 Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 8:00p EST (0100 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 EDT 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 EDT and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection.

New Hampshire Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 11 February 2020 (presumably) at 8:00p EST (0100 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 EDT 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 EDT and the networks have no problem considering this hour as the earliest hour of potential projection.

North Carolina Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 7:30p EST (0030 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.

North Carolina Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably) at 7:30p EST (0030 UTC). In extraordinary circumstances, the county board of elections may direct that the polls remain open until 8:30 p.m.

North Dakota Democrat Firehouse Caucuses (party run primary): Polls close synchronously on Tuesday 10 March 2020 at 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 6:00p MDT (0000 UTC).

Oregon Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC) / 8:00p MDT (0200 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.

Oregon Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 19 May 2020 at 8:00p PDT (0300 UTC) / 8:00p MDT (0200 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 Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 28 April 2020 at 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). Polls open 7a to as late as 12 noon by location for Presidential Primaries.

Rhode Island Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 28 April 2020 (presumably) at 8:00p EDT (0000 UTC). Polls open 7a to as late as 12 noon by location for Presidential Primaries.

South Dakota Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 2 June 2020 at 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).

South Dakota Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 2 June 2020 (presumably) at 7:00p CDT (0000 UTC) / 7:00p MDT (0100 UTC).

Tennessee Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close synchronously on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 8:00p EST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p CST (0100 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 open at 9a in the prevailing time zone.

Tennessee Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close synchronously on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 8:00p EST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p CST (0100 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 open at 9a in the prevailing time zone.

Texas Democrat Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 7:00p CST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in MST, so the vast majority of polls have closed in TX by 7 PM CST.

Texas Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close asynchronously on Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably) at 7:00p CST (0100 UTC) / 7:00p MST (0200 UTC). Only the area around El Paso is in MST, so the vast majority of polls have closed in TX by 7 PM CST.

Vermont Democrat Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 at 7:00p EST (0000 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority.

Vermont Republican Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 3 March 2020 (presumably) at 7:00p EST (0000 UTC). Polls may open as early as 5:00a and no later than 10:00a as set by the Board of Civil Authority.

Washington Democrat Primary: Polls close on Tuesday 10 March 2020 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.

Washington Republican Primary: Polls reportedly close on Tuesday 10 March 2020 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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