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Decision 2008

What Was Your Voting Experience Like?

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After almost two years, Election 2008 is drawing to a close. What was your experience at your polling place today?

A polling place in Culver City, Calif. Geoffrey Bennett, NPR hide caption

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As for me, I arrived at my voting precinct at 5:30 in the morning, attempting to beat the crowd expected at the official 7AM opening. And when the doors finally swung open, I was struck by this memorable scene: A black cowboy, who happened to be the precinct captain, brought out a large American flag and planted it in the ground. As the flag started to wave in the morning California wind, Public Enemy's "Don't Believe the Hype" bled from the iPod earphones of the guy standing behind me. Then the line, which had swelled from five people to about 200 in the course of an hour, made its way inside.

Come back to our blog throughout the night, as News & Notes will be posting reaction and videoblogging as the results come in. Farai Chideya will be joined by a group of our regular bloggers and NPR's Tony Cox.