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Poll Closings for 2012 Elections

State Registration Deadline Absentee Ballot Request Deadline Early Voting Polls Open (local) Polls Close (local)
Alabama Oct. 26 Nov. 1 N/A 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Alaska Oct. 7 Nov. 6 Oct. 22-Nov. 6 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Arizona Oct. 9 Oct. 26 Oct. 11-Nov. 2 6 a.m. 7 p.m.
Arkansas Oct. 7 Nov. 5 Oct. 22-Nov. 5 7:30 a.m. 7 p.m.
California Oct. 22 Oct. 30 Oct. 8-Nov. 6 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Colorado Oct. 9 Nov. 2 Oct. 22-Nov. 2 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Connecticut Oct. 30 Nov. 5 N/A 6 a.m. 8 p.m.
Delaware Oct. 13 Nov. 5 N/A 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
District of Columbia Oct. 15 (EDR) Oct. 30 Oct. 22-Nov. 3 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Florida Oct. 9 Oct. 31 Oct. 27-Nov. 4 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Georgia Oct. 9 Nov. 6 Oct. 15-Nov. 2 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Hawaii Oct. 8 Oct. 30 Oct. 23-Nov. 3 7 a.m. 6 p.m.
Idaho Oct. 12 (EDR) Oct. 31 Sept. 21-Nov. 2 8 a.m. 8 p.m.
Illinois Nov. 3 Nov. 5 Oct. 22-Nov. 3 6 a.m. 7 p.m.
Indiana Oct. 9 Oct. 29 Oct. 9-Nov. 5 6 a.m. 6 p.m.
Iowa Oct. 27 (EDR) Nov. 2 Sept. 27-Nov. 5 7 a.m. 9 p.m.
Kansas Oct. 16 Nov. 2 Oct. 17-Nov. 5 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Kentucky Oct. 9 Oct. 30 N/A 6 a.m. 6 p.m.
Louisiana Oct. 9 Nov. 2 Oct. 23-30 6 a.m. 8 p.m.
Maine Oct. 16 (EDR) Nov. 1 Date Ballots Available-Nov. 6 6 a.m. 8 p.m.
Maryland Oct. 16 Oct. 30 Oct. 27-Nov. 1 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Massachusetts Oct. 17 Nov. 5 N/A 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Michigan Oct. 9 Nov. 3 N/A 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Minnesota Oct. 16 (EDR) Nov. 5 N/A 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Mississippi Oct. 6 Nov. 3 N/A 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Missouri Oct. 10 Nov. 5 N/A 6 a.m. 7 p.m.
Montana Oct. 9 (EDR) Nov. 5 Oct. 9-Nov. 5 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Nebraska Oct. 26 Oct. 31 Oct. 1-Nov. 5 7 a.m. MST, 8 a.m. CST 7 p.m. MST, 8 p.m. CST
Nevada Oct. 6 Oct. 30 Oct. 20-Nov. 2 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
New Hampshire Oct. 27 (EDR) N/A N/A Varies Varies
New Jersey Oct. 16 Oct. 30 Date Ballots Available-Nov. 5 6 a.m. 8 p.m.
New Mexico Oct. 9 Nov. 2 Oct. 9-Nov. 3 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
New York Oct. 12 Nov. 5 N/A 6 a.m. 9 p.m.
North Carolina Nov. 3 Oct. 30 Oct. 18-Nov. 3 6:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m.
North Dakota N/A Nov. 5 Oct. 22-Nov. 5 7 a.m. 9 p.m.
Ohio Oct. 9 Nov. 3 Oct. 2-Nov. 2 6:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m.
Oklahoma Oct. 12 Oct. 31 Nov. 2-5 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Oregon* Oct. 16 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pennsylvania Oct. 9 Oct. 30 N/A 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Rhode Island Oct. 7 Oct. 16 N/A 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
South Carolina Oct. 6 Nov. 2 N/A 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
South Dakota Oct. 22 Nov. 6 Sept. 21-Nov. 6 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Tennessee Oct. 8 Oct. 30 Oct. 17-Nov. 1 8 a.m. 7 p.m.
Texas Oct. 9 Oct. 30 Oct. 22-Nov. 2 7 a.m. 7 p.m.
Utah Oct. 22 Nov. 2 Oct. 23-Nov. 2 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Vermont Oct. 31 Nov. 5 Sept. 24-Nov. 5 Varies 7 p.m.
Virginia Oct. 15 Nov. 3 N/A 6 a.m. 7 p.m.
Washington* Oct. 29 N/A N/A N/A N/A
West Virginia Oct. 16 Oct. 31 Oct. 24-Nov. 3 6:30 a.m. 7:30 p.m.
Wisconsin Oct. 17 (EDR) Nov. 1 Oct. 22-Nov. 2 7 a.m. 8 p.m.
Wyoming Oct. 22 (EDR) Nov. 5 Sept. 27-Nov. 5 7 a.m. 7 p.m.

NOTE: EDR indicates states with Election Day Registration. Polling place hours are listed according to local time, unless otherwise noted. Polling place opening and/or closing times in some states may vary by locality. Voters are urged to contact their local election office to confirm polling place hours for Election Day on Nov. 6. For the purposes of this chart, early voting means that before Election Day, a voter is able to vote in person, at an election office or at another designatedlocation, without having to provide a reason or excuse for not voting at the polls on Election Day. *All elections in Oregon and Washington are conducted by mail. Source: National Association of Secretaries of State