Map of When Election Polls Close

Election day polls close map

The closing time for election polls can vary widely depending on the country, region, and type of election being held. In the United States, for example, polling hours are determined at the state level and can even vary within states. Generally, polls close in the late afternoon or evening to accommodate as many voters as possible.

Here are a few examples of poll closing times:

United States: Polling times vary by state and type of election (primary, general, etc.). In most states, polling places typically close between 7:00 PM and 9:00 PM local time. However, some states, like Hawaii, have later closing times due to their time zones. It's important to check with your local election authorities for specific closing times in your area.

United Kingdom: Polling stations in the UK generally close at 10:00 PM local time for most elections. This applies to general elections, local elections, and referendums.

Australia: In federal elections in Australia, polls close at 6:00 PM local time. However, the closing time can vary for state and local elections.

Canada: Federal elections in Canada have varying closing times based on the time zone. Polls close in the Eastern Time Zone at 9:30 PM, and in other time zones, they close accordingly earlier.

European Union: In European Union member countries, the closing time for polls in elections varies by country. For European Parliament elections, polls in most countries close between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM local time.

It's important to keep in mind that these are just general examples, and actual poll closing times can differ based on the specific election and local regulations. If you're interested in a particular election, it's recommended to check with your local election authorities or relevant sources to get the most accurate and up-to-date information on poll closing times.