Excuse the blurry photo, but this is my view as I stand in line to cast my absentee ballot.

When I looked online, I discovered that because I won’t be in Arlington while my polling place is open (okay, so I will – but I’m not fighting that crowd and getting up at 5am just so I can get to work on time), I can vote absentee. Yay!

Democracy at its finest. Exercising our right to vote - early