The weather was crisp and the skies sunny early Tuesday morning as residents began trickling in to cast their votes at Laguna Niguel City Hall.
Volunteers were eager and ready to assist, as the flow of voters made their way into the community room turned into voting central on Monday.
Polls are open throughout the city until 8 p.m.
According to CNN early report: "Ten voters in the tiny village of Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, cast the first Election Day votes of the 2012 general elections at 12:01 a.m. ET, in keeping with a tradition that began in 1960.
"The results were a first for Dixville Notch: a tie. Five voted for President Obama and five voted for Mitt Romney.
"Several other towns in New Hampshire, including Hart’s Location, just southeast of Dixville Notch, also allow midnight voting."
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