Guess what? I've never gone to a polling place to vote in my life. That's right. Never. As political as I am, I have always been a rather indifferent voter, casting absentee ballots (that I recall) now and then, but only during Presidential elections.
Today is different though. I will go to my appointed polling place and vote before heading on into work. One of the ballot measures in Maryland this year is a question on whether to allow early voting. I will vote "no" on the measure, but I realize I swim against the tide on this one. Absentee voting is one thing (hell, when I did get around to filing an absentee ballot, I was always not in my then state of record), but voting weeks early, when there still is more campaign to play out, just seems premature. I like the idea of the whole country voting on the same day, with the same set of facts.