What time do polls close? 2018 poll closing times by state (map)

Times for 2018 poll closings and the expected release of results for the Nov. 6 midterm election are listed state-by-state below. Please note that some states span more than one time zone. Also, poll opening hours may vary within each state, and voters should verify their locality’s voting hours with the state’s election office. The first poll closings are expected in Indiana and Kentucky at 6 p.m. EST.

First poll closing times by state

6 p.m. – Indiana, Kentucky

7 p.m. – Alabama, Florida, Georgia, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia

7:30 p.m. – North Carolina, Ohio, West Virginia

8 p.m. – Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas

8:30 p.m. – Arkansas

9 p.m. – Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Wisconsin, Wyoming

10 p.m. – Idaho, Iowa, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah

11 p.m. – California, Hawaii, Washington

12 a.m. (Nov. 7) – Alaska

Source: What time do polls close? 2018 poll closing times by state (map)

Go Westmoreland transit ride now can be scheduled by home computers | TribLIVE

Passengers who travel on Go Westmoreland, the transit authority’s shared-ride program, will now be able to schedule trips by using computers at home.

For several weeks, the transit authority has been testing a new online scheduling system. Starting last week, it opened to all riders, director of operations Meghan Yuhouse said.

Source: Go Westmoreland transit ride now can be scheduled by home computers | TribLIVE

We tried the world’s first folding phone, and it actually works

The FlexPai will be available as a consumer device in China with a base model price of 8,999 yuan, or  around $1,300. You can also pay that amount of money in USD for a developer version if you live in North America. That gets you 128GB of storage, but you can double it for an additional $150 and add an additional 2GB of RAM for a total of 8GB.

Source: We tried the world’s first folding phone, and it actually works

Bureau: Poll workers ‘desperately needed’ for Westmoreland precincts | TribLIVE

By Patrick Varine:

The start of cold and flu season has made this week even more stressful than usual for Westmoreland County Elections Officer Coordinator Tina Danser.

“I’ve been working the phone all day trying to get some additional volunteers, and just haven’t had a lot of luck so far,” she said around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

County election officials said due to illness and emergency call-offs, poll workers are “desperately needed” to help staff the following precincts in Tuesday’s mid-term elections:

• Arnold Towers in Arnold

• Claridge in Penn Township

• Newlonsburg Presbyterian Church in Murrysville

• Shafton VFD and New Hope Presbyterian Church in North Huntingdon

Volunteers must be at least 17 years old, and if older than 18, must be registered to vote in Westmoreland County.

“Ideally, we try to staff them so that they can cast their vote without being inconvenienced,” Danser said. “We don’t want to over-staff, so probably one volunteer at each of those locations will do.”

Volunteers are provided with training and a stipend of between $95 and $130 for the day.

Anyone interested is asked to call 724-830-3150 or email election@co.westmoreland.pa.us .

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

Source: Bureau: Poll workers ‘desperately needed’ for Westmoreland precincts | TribLIVE

Megyn Kelly was supposed to be face of NBC’s election night coverage

NBC News declined to comment, but a network insider told us that Kelly is “not going to be part of election-night coverage.”

Sources pointed out that “exit negotiations” are underway.

It’s yet another disappointment in the Peacock Network’s relationship with Kelly.

Several months ago, sources told Page Six that after Kelly’s hour of the “Today” show became a ratings disaster, execs had hoped to use Kelly more in its political coverage as a way to get some of their money’s worth out of their $69 million, three-year deal with her.

The Hollywood Reporter wrote in recent weeks that Kelly had “met with network executives” to discuss winding down the morning show and “expressed a desire to cover more news and politics.” Last week, Page Six reported that Kelly was being taken off “Megyn Kelly Today” — which debuted to muted response last year — after she defended blackface Halloween costumes on the show.

Kelly quickly apologized for the bizarre remark, but she was removed from the air within 48 hours of the incident.

Her lawyer is still negotiating the terms of her exit.

Source: Megyn Kelly was supposed to be face of NBC’s election night coverage