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Did You Vote Today? Tell Us Why and Show Us Your 'I Voted' Sticker

Patch wants to know why you voted today. And once you're done telling us why you voted, be sure to upload a photo of your "I Voted" sticker.

People vote for all sorts of different reasons, not least of which is it's among the most patriotic things you can do. 

And today, millions of people will be heading to their nearest voting booth to cast their ballot. 

We want to know why. Share with us the reason you voted today by leaving a comment below. 

Once your done with that, be sure to upload a photo of your "I Voted" picture. All you have to do is click on the "Upload Photos and Videos" link and your photo will be added to our gallery. 

Happy voting!

Ashley November 06, 2012 at 03:16 PM
I voted because as a woman and a person of color there are so many who came before me that fought and risked their lives for the privilege and it should be respected.
Gabrielle November 06, 2012 at 03:33 PM
I most certainly did vote. It took an hour and a half, but I did NOT mind. I thought of all my ancestors who weren't allowed to vote, weren't allowed to have any say in the direction of our country. They sacrificed so much for my right to vote today. I thought of women, who fought bitterly for rights which now, inconceivably, are threatened once more. "The good old days" weren't too good for everyone, were they...? I voted because I want America to move forward and onward. I don't want to see the return of "the good old days."
diane November 06, 2012 at 08:58 PM
I voted today, and I applaud both Gabrielle and Ashley for their comments. I agree with both. I am appalled that candidates want to drag women's rights issues back to the forefront again to please fanatical people. We know who they are...I only hope all women who vote today exercise their rights...in every way.
RG Harrison November 06, 2012 at 10:18 PM
I voted YESTERDAY. I cannot stand in lines for an extended period, due to my knees. I went just before 1pm Monday and didn't wait at all. But, after I finished, which was after 1pm, there was a long line waiting to be checked in. I understand the early returns show Obama leading but I was told the republicans had not gotten off work yet.
Cheryl Rowland November 07, 2012 at 03:20 AM
I voted today, because I like to be able to have a say in the path our country is going even if my candidates don't win; but more importantly because if you don't vote you are being disrespectful of all the individuals who have served in the military (I served 22 years in the Army) from the Revolutionary War through current conflicts (wars), some of these individuals gave the ultimate for us to all have this right.

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