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The elections say they start in one hour, which I'm assuming will be 4 p.m. my time (EST, US). They say they start at 20:00 (8 p.m) though, what time zone does this operate in?

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The same timezone everything else operates in, UTC.

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gotcha! And thanks for the quick response to the noob question :) – jlehenbauer Jun 15 '12 at 18:50

Stack Exchange uses UTC for all times that I'm aware of. You can check the UTC time from the dropdown by your name.

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