Two tiny towns in northern New Hampshire kicked off the 2012 election by casting the first votes early today. President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney each won 5 votes in Dixville Notch and in Hart's Location, Obama had 23 votes, Romney won 9. The towns have enjoyed first-vote status since 1948.

In Maine we are voting for President, and our state is one of a few that the electoral votes can be split.  Mainers are also voting on some bond issues, gay marriage and the Senate race on who will take Olympia Snowe’s seat since she is retiring.

Where to vote? More about issues? Find out! I vote every year. But really, how can I chime in about how things are going, or not going, if I have not done my part by voting.