As Justin mentioned, the life and career of Danny Gans has become a source of fascination for some of the City Room since his untimely death last Friday. Having never visited Vegas, I'd never encountered his towering billboards and had no idea who he was.
All reports indicate a record turnout in Chicago this election day. I personally visited five polling places this morning and some of them had already processed 50% of the registered voters for the precinct! Our intrepid photographers have been out shooting the activity.
If you happen to find yourself heading out to a polling place today, don't forget your camera! It's your last chance to add photos to our polling place photo project this year. Wouldn't this slideshow be so much better if it included your submission?
Flickr group member PrettyDelicious contributed this video of the line to early vote in Gary, Indiana over the weekend. Did anyone else see lines this long? Tell us in the comments or contribute your election related photos to our pool with the tag "e08"!
With just seven days left before Election Day, it's time to identify and locate your polling place (or better yet, find an early voting location). That also means you only have a few more days to submit your own photo to the Polling Place Photo Project, too.
Here's another photo Harvard Avenue/J. Bruzan sent in of a polling place in downtown Arlington Heights. To his mind, they're a little too small, but I guess that all depends on what the turnout is on November 4th. Enjoy:
Be sure to submit photos of polling places near you while you still can!
Flickr pool member swanksalot (aka Seth Anderson) got some shots of his polling place in the 42nd Ward's 18th Precinct in Chicago. It's the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 134 and from these photos it's pretty clear that they're supporting Obama.
Not only is the Welles Park game room the polling place for the 42nd Precinct, it's also the early voting site for the entire 47th Ward. Last Saturday I early-voted there and documented my experience. Two firsts for me- touch screen voting and videoing the process.