It’s arrived! Election Day 2020 is upon us, and with so much at stake it’s important to know when results might start to be reported.
There has already been more than 97 million people who have voted prior to Tuesday. That’s an all-time record, partly due to the pandemic, and mostly because people are so intent on having their vote count.
In 11 states the total number of votes cast so far prior to Election Day is at least 90% of the total votes cast in the 2016 election.
With so many votes to count this year, it’s understandable and realistic to think we most likely won’t know the official winner tonight.
Some states will be able to report results earlier than others, based on the closing time of the polls in that state. This is the list of Election Day closing times, with all times being local to that state:
Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Wyoming
Arkansas, North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia
Alaska, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland,, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, Washington, D.C., Wisconsin
Iowa, New York, North Dakota