The Start Time Is Estimated Due to Floor Speeches
Today, Saturday, October 6th, 2018 – as of 10:30 a.m. EST, it was estimated that the vote is likely to start at about 3:30 p.m. EST. Some sites are predicting a vote time of between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., however. Thus, there is not a firm start time that is carved in rock, but you should look for the vote to start around that time. The Senate is allowing 30 hours of debate time. That would, technically, put the vote at 4:52 p.m. EST, but it’s expected the Senate might move up the vote somewhat.
Chad Pergram covers Congress for Fox News. On the morning of October 6, he wrote on Twitter, “Kavanaugh confirmation vote now slated for between 3:30 & 4 pm et. If the Senate burned all 30 hours of ‘post-cloture’ time, afforded under Senate rules, the confirmation vote would start at 4:52 pm et. But we now anticipate that coming earlier.”
So it could happen anytime today, or not even today. But we look for them to vote Saturday afternoon around 4 p.m., Eastern.