Midterms 2022: When polls close in each state


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Midterms 2022: When polls close in each state

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America has almost finished rendering its verdict in the midterm elections, and results will start to trickle in early Tuesday evening and continue in waves throughout the night.

Here is a guide to when the polls close, with everything listed in eastern time.

6 p.m.

Polls close in parts of Kentucky and Indiana, home to a competitive House race in the state’s 1st District.

7 p.m.

Expect to see results begin to trickle in from Virginia and Georgia, where the polls close at the top of the hour.

Georgia has Senate and gubernatorial races, and a cluster of swing House districts in northern Virginia will be key to watch for signs of a red wave.

At 7:30 p.m., polls will close in Ohio, where there is a competitive Senate race. Also at 7:30 p.m., parts of New Hampshire will wrap up voting, starting the count for a marquee Senate race.

8 p.m.

The first big wave of states will finish voting at this time.

Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, New Jersey, Oklahoma, and Tennessee will all start tabulating votes with the polls closed.

The rest of the polls in New Hampshire will close.

Polls will also close in Rhode Island and Connecticut, each of which is home to an unexpectedly competitive House race.

And in Pennsylvania, polls will close, although in at least one county, logistical difficulties will delay the poll closures.

Also in the hour, all of Arkansas will end its voting — at 8:30.

9 p.m.

Heading west, voting will wrap up in Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Some of the polls in Arizona, where all eyes will be on competitive Senate and gubernatorial contests, will close at the top of the hour.

New York polls will also close this hour, kicking off the countdown to determining who wins the unusually tight governor’s race.

10 p.m.

The rest of Arizona will finish voting.

Polls will close in Montana, Nevada, and Utah.

And some regions in Idaho and Oregon will wrap up voting. In Oregon, analysts will be watching a tight three-way governor’s race closely.

11 p.m.

The rest of Oregon is done voting this hour.

In California, where some Democratic House members are fighting for their political lives, all polls close at 11 pm eastern.

The rest of Idaho wraps up voting, as does Washington state, where a Republican has climbed in the polls in the Senate race during the final days of the midterms.

1 a.m.

All of Alaska wraps up voting.

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