As Americans begin to rush home from work in time to vote in the 2012 presidential election, many do not know what time the polls close on Tuesday in their home state.

For starters, voters must go to their designated polling location (except in some areas disrupted by Hurricane Sandy, where voting has been consolidated) in order to vote. Visit your county or state website, which you can find at Usa.gov, to find your location.

Various websites also have voter information, including hours and locations, as well as other pertinent information regarding the election. Vote411.org lists polling places along with a list of candidates, voting rules and deadlines. The website also gives the following hotline numbers for problems on election day: 1-866-MYVOTE1 (866-698-6831), 1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) and 1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español). The Google Politics & Elections page has personalized polling and ballot summary with a list of candidates for the general election as well as your state's elections. CanIVote.org helps verify voter registration status and lists polling places, what to bring in order to vote and information about the candidates.

Be sure to check that your poling place is still valid, especially in areas that were affected by Hurricane Sandy. Check with local elections officials. In New York City, voters can text "NYCVOTES" or "DONDE" (Español) to 877-877 to verify a polling location change.

Here's a state-by-state guide for times the polls close on Tuesday, courtesy of WhenDoThePollsClose.com, listed in EST.

State Close
Alaska 11:00 PM, 12:00 & 1:00 AM
Alabama 7:00 & 8:00 PM
Arkansas 08:30:00 PM
Arizona 09:00:00 PM
California 11:00:00 PM
Colorado 09:00:00 PM
Connecticut 08:00:00 PM
Washington D.C. 08:00:00 PM
Delaware 08:00:00 PM
Florida 7:00 & 8:00 PM
Georgia 07:00:00 PM
Hawaii 11:00:00 PM
Iowa 10:00:00 PM
Idaho 10:00 & 11:00 PM
Illinois 08:00:00 PM
Indiana 6:00 & 7:00 PM
Kansas 8:00 & 9:00 PM
Kentucky 6:00 & 7:00 PM
Louisiana 09:00:00 PM
Massachusetts 08:00:00 PM
Maryland 08:00:00 PM
Maine 08:00:00 PM
Michigan 8:00 & 9:00 PM
Minnesota 09:00:00 PM
Missouri 08:00:00 PM
Mississippi 08:00:00 PM
Montana 10:00:00 PM
North Carolina 07:30:00 PM
North Dakota 8:00 & 9:00 PM
Nebraska 09:00:00 PM
New Hampshire 7:00, 7:30 & 8:00 PM
New Jersey 08:00:00 PM
New Mexico 09:00:00 PM
Nevada 10:00:00 PM
New York 09:00:00 PM
Ohio 07:30:00 PM
Oklahoma 08:00:00 PM
Oregon 10:00 & 11:00 PM
Pennsylvania 08:00:00 PM
Rhode Island 08:00:00 PM
South Carolina 07:00:00 PM
South Dakota 8:00 & 9:00 PM
Tennessee 08:00:00 PM
Texas 8:00 & 9:00 PM
Utah 10:00:00 PM
Virginia 07:00:00 PM
Vermont 07:00:00 PM
Washington 11:00:00 PM
Wisconsin 09:00:00 PM
West Virginia 07:30:00 PM
Wyoming 09:00:00 PM