My wife and I went down to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to vote. It was quite exciting. A couple of blocks before we got there, there were signs for overflow parking for the Board of Elections, so we went into a parking garage and had to circle a couple of times to find a space because that parking lot, and every other overflow lot from what I can tell, was packed. We were about worried about how long the lines might be, but the polling area was a masterpiece of efficiency with about 100 polling stations and people there to help through each step. We were probably there about an hour total, but given the incredible number of people voting, I think we got off lucky.
I find it a thrill to vote every election, but I do feel especially enthusiastic this year. I have never voted early before, but I am glad I did, as I am now free to work at a polling station on Election Day.
If you are an American citizen, have you voted yet?
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