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Election Day, the day we've all been waiting for, or waiting to be over, has finally arrived. Since 7:00 a.m. this morning, American citizens have been rushing to the polls to fill out their ballots. Fox 2 News Team reached out to our Facebook followers today to ask them to share their experiences with us.

With temperatures in Detroit around 30 degrees, many voters were bundled up head to toe to prepare for the possibility of long lines. Mary Brat is one of the unlucky ones who experienced a four-hour wait in the cold. Arriving at 6:30 a.m. this morning, she was voter number 134 in her precinct. However, Mary didn't feel unlucky at all, commenting, "It was well worth it just to see how much people care."

Similarly, Lamont Campbell, who voted at precinct 127, arrived around 8:30 a.m. and didn't leave until 1:30 this afternoon. He accounts this delay to the fact that there was only one ballot machine, which resulted in circulation moving rather slowly.

On the other side of the token, some voters told a rather different tale. For instance, Jennifer O'Neal, voter number 504 in Monroe, arrived at 1:30 p.m. and was in and out after five minutes.

Tavares S. Carney, voter number one in West Bloomfield, was the first in line this morning at 5:55 a.m.  We tip our hats to Tavares for her patriotism.

Dan Sadler, voter #298 in Taylor went around 1:00 p.m., with only two people ahead of him.  Dan's only protest, "They weren't giving out "I voted" stickers."

Although the precinct definitely plays a roll, the trend seems to have been longer lines first thing this morning, with speedier experiences in the afternoon. Most likely this was contributed to the bulk of voters choosing to bubble in their ballot on the way to work.

A few commentators had complaints about the staff and set-up at their respective precincts.  Jacqueline Krappitz complains that, "the machine kept jamming and the location was unorganized."

Nicholas Revitzer adds that the staff at his precinct sent him from one person to another because they didn't know what was going on.  He jokes, "I think they thought they volunteered for the bake sale duty."

It seems as if the crowds are picking back up again with last minute voters heading to the polls on their way home from the office.  Voting comes to a close tonight at 8:00 p.m., so we encourage anyone who hasn't yet, to get out there and vote! 

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