When I got to my voting place at the Schiller Park Rec Center today, I found the longest line I’ve ever seen at a voting place. This is just the end of it — inside it winds around the corridors of the building like a line for an amusement park ride, where you find a new section of line just as you think you’re getting to the the end. Total wait time is estimated at 45 minutes to an hour — but everyone is waiting patiently and with good humor.
This is my first presidential election at this voting place, so I can’t make a turnout comparison to past election. I can say that it makes me feel good to see so many people exercising their franchise, even in an election like this one. Democracy is a wonderful thing!