Midterms 2018: When will the polls close and when will we know the winners?

It depends on what state you're voting in. 

Kristin Hugo
New York
Tuesday 06 November 2018 22:10 GMT

2018’s midterm elections are breaking polling records across the country, but there’s still time to get more votes in.

When do the polls close?

California, Oregon, Washington state, Hawaii, the panhandle of Idaho and the Central Time part of North Dakota: 8pm Pacific Standard Time.

Most of Alaska: 8pm Alaska Standard Time

Aleutian Alaska Islands: 8pm Hawaii Standard Time

Most of Idaho (minus the panhandle), Nevada, Iowa, Montana, southeast corner of Oregon, Utah, most of North Dakota, Iowa: 9pm Central Standard Time, 8pm Mountain Standard Time, 7pm Pacific Standard Time

Arizona, Colorado, part of Kansas, Louisiana, part of Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, part of South Dakota, western tip of Texas, Wisconsin, Wyoming: 9pm Eastern Standard Time, 8pm Central Standard Time, 7pm Mountain Standard Time.

Arkansas: 8.30pm Central Standard Time

Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida panhandle, Illinois, Most of Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Most of Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Eastern half of South Dakota, Tennessee, Most of Texas: 8pm Eastern Standard Time, 7pm Central Standard Time

Ohio, North Carolina, West Virginia: 7.30pm Eastern Standard Time

Georgia, Most of Florida, New Hampshire, Part of Indiana, Western Kentucky, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia: 7pm Eastern Standard Time, 6pm Central Standard Time

Most of Indiana, eastern half of Kentucky: 7pm Eastern Standard Time

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When can you expect results?

Answers from exit polls can come in quickly after polls close, but they are not official results. It may take until 10pm or later for each state to count and tally up the votes before they can declare winners.

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