Obama Casts Ballot Early
President votes in Chicago
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 25, 2012 6:16 PM CDT
Updated Oct 25, 2012 6:50 PM CDT
President Obama casts his vote at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Chicago. Elections official Eli Selph, center, isn't peeking. He's standing nearby to answer voters' questions.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

(Newser) – President Obama wants to encourage supporters to vote early just in case they run into Election Day glitches, so he provided a first-person example today: He returned to Chicago and cast his own ballot two weeks early, reports the Chicago Tribune. He became the first sitting president to do so, calling it an "incredibly efficient" process. But even the president has to show ID. "Now ignore the fact that there's no gray hair on that picture," he told the elections official. "I'm just glad I renewed my driver's license."

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sunniladi
Oct 31, 2012 3:23 PM CDT
if he had an iota of sense and truly cared about this country, he and the wife would both vote for romney.
wasntme
Oct 26, 2012 4:15 PM CDT
Like Jeb & Katherine didn't have anything to do with fraudulant elections.
wilks
Oct 26, 2012 7:21 AM CDT
The Democrat agenda of allowing illegal immigrants to vote by not having to show an id is extremely Anti-American and the only way the Socialist enemies of American can fraudulantly win an election. Unless you can get food stamps and a welfare check by not having an id, it's not difficult to prove you are an American and can vote. With so many illegals in this country due to the failed and corrupt policies of Obamadinejad, proof should be mandated to make sure our elections are not fraudulent. Voting fraud as the Dems are pursuing is how dictators in countries like Iran and Syria run their countries and not to be a part of a free society like America once was before the Muslim president took over.