Cross-posted at Pam's House Blend.
My partner Kate and I went to the polls Friday afternoon; we voted at Southwest Elementary School. There are 366 one-stop early-voting sites in the state, and the State Board of Elections voted to extend hours on Saturday to 5PM to accommodate the flood of people turning out to cast their ballots before Tuesday.
The whole matter took about an hour; I was voter 16,510. The officials were gave clear instructions on the ballot. Kate saw one assisting a man who was confused about the ballot (some voters don't realize that voting straight party does not select president or judicial races).
I shot some video, took my pic with a cardboard Barack, and interviewed a poll greeter and one of the greeters about giving ballot instructions. (see below the fold).