Here's The Full Schedule Of When Polls Open And Close On Tuesday

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Election Day is upon us, and its going to be a busy one for everyone, from the voters to the press to the campaign lawyers.  

Keeping track of opening polls and closing polls will be a bit difficult, since each state sets it's own election schedule. 

Here's a guide to poll openings and closings in swing states as well as a few other events that should dominate the news. All times are Eastern Time. 

12:00 AM: Polls open in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, two small New Hampshire towns that compete every election to cast the first ballots. 

6:00 AM: Polls open in Virginia and Indiana. Other New Hampshire polls — which open at various times throughout the morning — begin to open. Polls also open in New York. 

6:30 AM: North Carolina, Ohio polls open

7:00 AM: Pennsylvania, Missouri, and Florida polls open (some Florida polls open at 8 a.m.)

8:00 AM: Polls open in Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota and Arizona.

8:30 AM: Mitt and Ann Romney vote in Belmont, Mass. Romney will campaign in Cleveland and Pittsburgh on Election Day, and return to Boston Tuesday night. (Obama plans on spending the day in Chicago.)

9:00 AM: Colorado, Nebraska, and New Mexico polls open. 

9:45 AM: Paul and Janna Ryan vote in Janesville, Wis.

10:00 AM: Final New Hampshire polls open. Polls open in Nevada.

6:00 PM: Polls close in Indiana. 

7:00 PM: Polls close in Virginia. Some polls close in Florida and New Hampshire (other polls in these states close at 8 p.m.) 

7:30 PM: Polls close in North Carolina and Ohio. Ohioans on line at 7:30 PM will be given provisional ballots and allowed to vote.

8:00 PM: Polls close in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, and North Dakota. 

9:00 PM: Polls close in Colorado and Wisconsin. Polls also close in Arizona, Minnesota, New York, Nebraska, and New Mexico.

10:00 PM: Iowa, Nevada polls close.

TBD: Romney will deliver his Election Night speech at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Obama will deliver his at Chicago's McCormack Place Convention Center. 

We'll update this as more events are announced from the different campaigns. 



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