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- Election Day for the hotly contested midterm races across the country is on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.
- Though polls are generally open all day and into the evening, states vary on opening and closing times for polling places.
- Business Insider has broken down the times by state in the chart below.
Polling places will be open nationwide to the public for Election Day Tuesday, November 6.
Though polls are generally open from early in the morning into the evening, open and close times vary by state.
To make sure you don’t run out of time to make your voice heard, Business Insider has broken down the rules by state in the chart below.
If you are in line to vote when the polls close, stay there. States have laws requiring people be allowed to cast their ballots if they were in line.
See between which times you should plan to get to the polls:
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If you are in line to vote when your polling place closes, and anyone tries to keep you from voting, contact the Department of Justice Civil Rights Department by phone (1-800-253-3931), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or submit a complaint on their website.
You can also call the non-partisan voter protection hotline (from groups including the ACLU and Rock the Vote) at 1-866-OUR-VOTE (1-866-687-8683) if your rights have been violated, or you saw someone else’s were. You can also text “OUR VOTE” to 97779.
Read more of Business Insider’s 2018 Midterm Election coverage:
- All the dates, deadlines, and rules you need to know before voting in the 2018 Midterm Elections
- SENATE BATTLEGROUND MAP: The race for control of the Senate is as tight as it can be
- Here is the last day you can register to vote in every state
- You can take time off work to vote in 30 US states – but you’re out of luck in the rest
- See if you need to bring an ID to vote in this handy map breaking down all the state rules
- You can’t take a ‘ballot selfie’ in 27 states – see where it’s illegal to take a photo in the voting booth
- Here are the deadlines in every state to vote absentee in the 2018 midterm elections
- The evolution of American voting rights in 242 years shows how far we’ve come – and how far we still have to go