I know people gave their lives so that I could have the right to vote but I've never enjoyed standing in line for going on an hour for anything, the post office, fire drills at school or even voting. Before there was early voting, in my state absentee voting was available but it supposedly was only supposed to be used if you were not going to be in town on Election Day. I would tell them I was going to be out of town thinking I'll be technically honest if I drove to one of the suburbs and have lunch at McDonalds there. They've since changed the ridiculous requirement that absentee voting is only for people out of town on Election Day and extra cool, you can also vote the week before the election at an public library on one of the elections offices. Some people are purists and/or traditionalists and are really into the culture of Election Day voting, seeing and even participating all the final day electioneering, getting people to the polls, etc. I have a friend who actually distrusts early and absentee voting as being vulnerable to fraudulent handling.
Did you vote early or by absentee? Why? Are you waiting for Tuesday? Why? Do you have any troubling concerns or past experiences with voting early or on Election Day?
I voted by absentee. Its optimized to work vote by mail but I pick my ballot up in person, filled it out at night and brought it back in person the next day. Back in 2000 I think I did the same and there was an interesting situation. When I brought it back it was on Election Day so I assumed it was go straight into the ballot box at the elections office that doubles as a voting precinct for people living in the area. Instead the elections office employee asked what party am I a member of (its a closed primary state where you have to declare a party affiliation to vote in some elections) and placed my ballot on in a corrugated cardboard box. Not sure if that was unusual.