The excitement of voting can quickly fade if you show up to find long lines. Though lines at polling places can vary, the best time to vote on Election Day probably won’t surprise you.
The majority of polling places are generally open from about 7 a.m. to 8 p.m, depending on where you live. As you might expect, most people head to the polls either before work, during their lunch break, or after work each year, as NPR notes. That means anyone looking to breeze through without having to wait in line should try to arrive mid-morning or mid-afternoon.
Your best bet to avoid the lines are around 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Odds are you will still find yourself waiting in some sort of line.