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7:00 p.m.
We’re late! It’s been a lot of story searching and we know we haven’t gotten everything, but here is what we have as some polls on the East Coast start to close and in other states, poll workers start looking at the clock!

The biggest news out of this installment, and there is a ton of “small” news is that a judge has ordered that two polling places in Hartford, Connecticut will remain open until 8:30 p.m., 30 minutes past the typical closing time.

And although we’re hearing some anecdotal reports of problems with voter ID, we’ve not really seen too many news reports about issues. If you have information, please let us know.

We'll be back around 9:30 p.m. Eastern and then we're going to bed.

Here is your abbreviated (in write up, but not links) update:

National News: Facebook's 'I Voted" Election Day sticker isn't evil | Voting problems 2014: Bomb threats, website crashes, ballot irregularities mark midterm elections snafus

Arizona: Closed polling site reopens

Arkansas: Election Day brisk across Twin Lakes area

California: Early surveys of polls show drop in turnout, fewer mail votes than 2010 | Contra Costa election site part of nationwide crash | East Bay voters trickle into polling places on Election Day | Evacuation lifted

Colorado: Election officials stop advising students to check on scholarship status before registering

Connecticut: Same-day registration attracts last minute voters | Registrars: Same-day registration not a quick process

Florida: Miami-Dade precincts running smoothly on Election Day | Sarasota Co. election officials monitor issue at one precinct | Some confusion reported about poll locations

Georgia: Workers at Timothy Road poll prefer busy voting days

Illinois: Election officials: No major problems at Illinois polling sites | City breaks down door of polling place after owners fail to show

Indiana: Lunch hour brings out voters despite rainfall | Delays cause backups as voters line up early to vote

Iowa: Glitches, an unplugged machine hamper Dubuque Co. voting

Kansas: Reporting from the polls

Kentucky: Officials: Few problems, steady election turnout

Louisiana: Monroe voting machines have problems early on Election day

Maryland: Steady lines seen at Maryland polls

Massachusetts: Wait times at polls usually not that bad in Mass. | South Shore poll workers see unusually high voter turnout

Michigan: Voter registration list problems at some precinct | Norton Shores election glitch turns away some voters

Minnesota: Electronic poll books tested today in Minnesota

Mississippi: Forrest Co. voting precincts report no morning problems

Missouri: Strong turnout surprises poll workers in Newton Co.  

Nebraska: At election office, calm behind the storms

New Hampshire: Derry poll worker ousted for comments

New Jersey: Candidate portraits hang behind voting booth | Officials: Problems reported at some polling machines in Paterson, Clifton, Passaic

New Mexico: Voter turnout moderate so far, lines getting longer

New York: I voted, where's my sticker | Voter fatigue: Poll workers log long days

Ohio: Election officials say voting going smoothly

Oklahoma: Despite locked doors and rain, Sand Springs precinct workers find a way

Oregon: Multnomah Co. voters could swamp elections office with more than 100K ballots today | Election-day changes to traffic patterns in Beaverton and Hillsboro

Pennsylvania: Crash forces use of generators to power voting machines in Saint Lawrence | Workers fail to show at Chester polling place

Rhode Island: BOE allows voter who complained of ballot tampering to cast ballot | RI election officials report few problems at polls

South Carolina: Few problems reported at polls in Richland, Lexington | Waits of up to 15 minutes reported at Cayce UMC poll

Texas: Voting machine glitch slows ballot counting at Montrose precinct | Bexar County ballot missing Greg Abbott's name appears to be photoshopped | Gregg Co. elections officials say polls are very busy | Travis Co. clerk: No problems at the polls

Washington: Tight campaigns prompt voter privacy questions | Elections staff preparing for ballot rush

Wisconsin: Polls 'extremely busy' official says