Open Thread: Election Day

i bike, i walk, i vote Bike to work day 2013

Even as I type this, polls have been open for just over an hour throughout California. As a 501c(3) public charity, Streetsblog doesn’t endorse candidates, but that doesn’t mean we can’t talk about the election at all.

So go ahead Streetsbloggers, talk about favored (or un-favored) candidates and ballot propositions and experiences voting below.

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