The very first results in the New Hampshire primary became available within minutes of midnight on Tuesday. There were six of them.
But beyond Dixville Notch, the small town where polling opened at midnight for the six registered voters and closed soon afterward, voting locations in most of the rest of the state will be open until 7 p.m. Eastern time. Initial results will likely become available soon after that.
David Scanlan, the secretary of state, said he expected that most votes would be counted on Tuesday night. Media outlets are likely to call the race before all ballots are counted, whenever a winner becomes apparent.
The Associated Press doesn’t expect to make a call before 8 p.m., when the last polls close. But in 2016, its call in the Republican primaries came right at 8 p.m.