Election day 2018: Everything you need to know about voting in all 50 states

Election day 2018: Everything you need to know about voting in all 50 states

Tuesday is election day. You may have questions. When can you choose? What do you have to choose? Can you vote if you have not registered yet?

CBS News has answers for voters in all 50 states, as well as Washington, D.C.

To make sure that you get to the polls and your vote is counted – no excuses! – Here's our guide to everything you need to know in your state. Keep in mind that, regardless of when the surveys are closed, the laws of the States require that all who are in line can continue to vote. In most states, there are also laws that employers need to give you time to fine-tune what we've stated here.

How do I find my voting place?

How to find your place of choice in any state:

  • Open a web browser for Vote.org.
  • Enter your address and click Go,

When will surveys be opened in my state and which ID do I need?

Note: All times are local. Information on ID requirements comes from the National Conference of State Legislators. Voting time information comes from Workplace Fairness.

Alabama

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters are required to present a valid photo ID. Employees may take one spare hour to vote but must first set a "reasonable time limit" and the employer can set the hour workers can take. Voter registration ended on 22 October.

Alaska

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. Voters are required to provide ID, but no photo is required. Employees may take paid time to vote as long as necessary, unless they have at least two hours before or after work to vote. The registration ended on October 7th.

Arizona

Polls are open from 6am to 7pm. Voters are required to present a photo ID with name and registered address, or two types of non-photo identification with name and address. Voters can take up to three paid hours if they are not available at least three hours before or after work. Employees must submit a notice period prior to election day, and employers can set working hours. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

Arkansas

Polls are open from 19:30 to 19:30. Voters can present a photo ID or make a provisional election (a poll with votes counted after voters have voter eligibility) after signing a sworn statement confirming their identity. Employees can withdraw as long as required to vote, but are not paid. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

California

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. No voter ID request is required, but voters who dial for the first time may be asked to provide an ID number. Employees can take up to two paid hours at the beginning or end of a shift. It is recommended to announce at least two days in advance. Voters can register on election day.

Colorado

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters are required to provide ID but not photo. Employees can move up to two paid hours, unless they have at least three hours before or after work to vote, and must communicate this before election day. Voters can register on election day.

Connecticut

Polls are open from 6am to 8pm. Voters are required to provide ID but not photo. There is no timeout law for voting. Voters can register on election day.

Delaware

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. Voters are required to provide ID but not photo. There is no law of time off. The registration ended on the 13th of October.

Florida

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters are required to present a photo ID and signature or a second form of identification if the card has no signature. There is no law of time off. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

Georgia

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters must present a photo ID. Employees can withdraw up to two unpaid hours, unless they have at least two hours before or after work to vote, and they must provide a "reasonable" message. Employers can determine the idle times. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

Hawaii

Polls are open from 7am to 6pm. Voters are required to provide ID but not photo. Employees can withdraw up to two paid hours, unless they have at least two hours before or after work to vote. Voters can register on election day.

Idaho

Polls are open from 8am to 8pm. Voters must present an official photo ID or sign an affidavit. There is no law of time off. Voters can register on election day.

Illinois

Polls are open from 6am to 7pm. No voter ID request is required, but voters who dial for the first time may be asked to provide an ID number. Employees can withdraw up to two unpaid hours, unless they have at least two hours left before or after work. You have to inform before the election day, and the employers can determine the hours of retirement. Voters can register on election day.

Indiana

Polls are open from 6am to 6pm. Voters must present an official photo ID containing name and expiration date. There is no law of time off. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

Iowa

Polls are open from 7am to 9pm. Voters must present an official photo ID or sign a statement confirming their identity. Employees can withdraw up to three paid hours, unless they have at least three hours before or after work. Employees must submit a notice period prior to election day, and employers can set working hours. Voters can register on election day.

Kansas

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters must present an official photo ID. Employees can withdraw up to two paid hours, unless they have at least two hours before or after work and the employer can determine the non-productive time. The registration ended on 16 October.

Kentucky

Polls are open from 6am to 6pm. Voters must present a passport but must include a photo. Employees can withdraw up to four unpaid hours, but must report this before election day, and employers can determine idle time. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

Louisiana

Polls are open from 6am to 8pm. Voters are required to present a photo ID with name and signature or, in addition to signing an affidavit, may submit a paycheque, utility bill, or other government document with name and address. There is no law of time off. The registration ended on 16 October.

Maine

Polls are open from 6am to 8pm. There is no voter ID requirement except for voters who sign up on Election Day. There is no law of time off. Voters can register with ID and proof of residence on election day.

Maryland

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. There is no voter ID request. First-time voters who register by e-mail must provide identification. Employees can withdraw up to two paid hours, unless they have at least two hours before or after work. You must submit a Notice Period prior to Election Day and present a ballot and employers can determine the non-productive time. The registration ended on 16 October.

Massachusetts

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. There is no voter ID request. First-time voters who register by e-mail must provide identification. Employees working only in the manufacturing, engineering and trade sectors can withdraw free of charge the first two hours after opening the surveys. For this they have to apply. The registration ended on October 17th.

Michigan

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. Voters must present a photo ID or sign a sworn statement that they do not have a photo ID. There is no law of time off. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

Minnesota

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. There is no voter ID request. Employees can take as long as they need to vote. Voters can register on election day.

Mississippi

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters must present a photo ID. Employees can withdraw as long as necessary to vote, although they may not be paid. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

Missouri

Polls are open from 6am to 7pm. Voters are asked to provide identification, but no photo is required, and voters without a passport can make a provisional choice. Employees can withdraw up to three paid hours to vote, unless they have at least three hours before or after work. They must make a statement before the election day, and employers can set the hours of rest. The registration ended on October 10th.

Montana

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. Voters must present a passport, but no photo must be included. There is no law of time off. Voters can register on election day.

Nebraska

For the part of the state which is on the central time (CT), polls are open from 8 to 20 o'clock. For the part of the state to the mountain time (MT) polls are open from 7 to 19 o'clock. No voter ID request is required, but voters who dial for the first time may be asked to provide an ID number. Employees can take up to two paid hours to vote, unless they have at least two hours before or after work. You can cancel before or on election day and employers can set the hours of rest. The registration ended on October 26th.

Nevada

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters must sign an electoral register at the polls, which is compared with the signature on the original application of the voter or a card issued by the government. The exemption law depends on where the voter works in relation to his place of election. Voters who work less than two miles from their polling station can withdraw up to a paid hour; Voters working 2 to 10 miles from their polling station can withdraw up to two paid hours; Voters working more than 10 miles from their polling place can withdraw up to three paid hours. Employees have to quit before election day, and employers can set their retirement hours. The registration ended on 18 October.

New Hampshire

The opening hours of the polling stations vary depending on the municipality. On the website of the Secretary of State, voters can look up the opening hours for their polling station. Voters must present a photo ID or, if they are unable to do so, an electoral worker will take a photo of the voter and attach it to a sworn statement that the voter must sign. There is no time-off law, but employees can request a postal vote if they need to work or commute during term time. Voters can register on election day.

New Jersey

Polls are open from 6am to 8pm. Voters only have to submit an ID if they did not provide an ID when registering. There is no law of time off. The registration ended on 16 October.

New Mexico

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters must submit an ID if they did not provide an e-mail address when registering. Employees can take up to two paid hours to vote, unless they have at least two hours before or after work and the employer can determine the non-productive time. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

new York

Polls are open from 6am to 9pm. There is no voter ID request. Employees can take up to two paid hours to pick, unless they have at least four hours left before or after work. Employees must file a notice period two to ten days before the election day, and employers can determine the hours of retirement. The registration ended on October 12th.

North Carolina

Polls are open from 18:30 to 19:30. Only first-time voters who register by e-mail must provide a passport or make a provisional election. There is no law of time off. The registration ended on 3 November.

North Dakota

Surveys can be opened between 7:00 am and 9:00 am and closed until 7:00 pm. and 9 o'clock in the afternoon, although districts that received fewer than 75 votes in the last parliamentary elections can not be opened until noon. You can find the hours for your polling station on the State Secretary's website. Voters are required to present identification, address and date of birth. There is no law of time off. In North Dakota, there is no voter registration procedure so that all eligible residents can vote on election day.

Ohio

Polls are open from 18:30 to 19:30. Voters must provide the full name, address and ID, but no photo is required. Voters without a valid ID can indicate the driver's license number, state identification number or the last four digits of the social security number to make a provisional election. Voters can withdraw as long as necessary to vote, even though only paid employees are paid. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

Oklahoma

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters must issue an official photo ID or district electoral cards. Voters who have none can make a provisional election after signing a sworn statement. Employees can withdraw up to two paid hours to vote, but can take "sufficient" extra time when needed. Employees must cancel one day before the election day and present a ballot and employers can determine the hours of retirement. The registration ended on October 12th.

Oregon

There are no call hours or timeouts, as all votes are done by email. Voters must provide a driver's license or identity card number by mail before voting. The registration ended on 16 October.

Pennsylvania

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. First-time voters and voters using a new polling station for the first time must present a passport, but no photo must be included. Voters without a passport can hand in a provisional ballot. There is no law of time off. The registration ended on the 9th of October.

Rhode Island

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. Voters are required to present a photo ID, but they can make a provisional election without a photo ID if their signature matches that of the voter registration register. There is no law of time off. The registration ended on October 7th.

South Carolina

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters are required to present a photo ID and can obtain a photo ID free of charge from a voter's office by giving the name, date of birth and the last four digits of the Social Security number. There is no timeout law for voting, but staff members can request absentee ballot if they need to be at work or on the way to work during the voting time. The registration ended on October 17th.

South Dakota

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters must present a photo ID or sign an affidavit confirming their identity. Employees can take up to two paid hours to vote, unless they have at least two hours before or after work and the employer can determine the non-productive time. The registration ended on October 22nd.

Tennessee

Surveys are opened depending on the district between 7 and 9 o'clock. The Secretary of State's website provides guidance on when the polling stations of each district are open. For the part of the state at the central time, the polls close at 19.00. For the Eastern Time (ET) section, the polls close at 20.00. Voters must submit a voter card issued by the government. Employees can withdraw up to three paid hours to vote, unless they have at least three hours before or after work. Employees must cancel by 12:00 noon on election day, and employers can set idle times. The registration ended on October 7th.

Texas

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Voters are required to present a photo ID, but voters who say they can not receive a photo ID can present a non-photo ID and fill out a "Decent Disability Statement" to make a regular election. Voters can take time off for paid time off until they can vote, unless they have at least two hours before or after work. The registration ended on October 7th.

Utah

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. Voters are required to present a name and photo ID card or two identity cards with name and address. Employees can opt out of up to two paid hours if they are not available for at least three hours before or after work. Employees must submit a notice period prior to election day, and employers can set the hours of rest, although employees can request an exemption at the beginning or end of a shift. Voters can register when voting

Vermont

Polls are open from 5am to 10pm depending on the city, and all polls close at 7am. Use the State Secretary's website to find out when your polling station will open. There is no voter ID request except for first-time voters who register by e-mail. There is no law of time off. Voters can register on election day.

Virginia

Polls are open from 6am to 7pm. Voters must present a photo ID or make a provisional election. There is no law of time off. The registration ended on October 15th.

Washington

There are no voting hours, no timeouts and no voter ID requirements as all votes are done via email. The registration ended on October 29th.

Washington, D.C.

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. There is no voter ID requirement, but first-time voters who have not provided proof of residency by e-mail must provide proof of residency, and voters who can not provide identification can make a special election and present the electoral board within two Days after the election. There is no law of time off. Voters can register on election day.

West Virginia

Polls are open from 18:30 to 19:30. Voters are required to present a card for voting, but no photo is required. Employees can withdraw up to three paid hours to vote, unless they have at least three hours before or after work. Employees must leave at least three days before election day, and employers in certain industries can determine downtime. The registration ended on 16 October.

Wisconsin

Polls are open from 7am to 8pm. Voters must present a photo ID. Voters can opt out of unpaid hours for up to three hours to vote. You must submit a notice period prior to election day, and employers can set lock times. Voters can register on election day.

Wyoming

Polls are open from 7am to 7pm. Only first-time voters must present a passport and no photo must be included. Employees can vote for up to one paid hour, unless they have at least three hours before or after work. Voters can register on election day.


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