Susan left the house about 6:40 a.m. to head over to the polling place and get near the front of any line forming. I finished up morning chores and got a move on about 6:55, finding Susan about 10 back in a line of at least 25 that cheered when a polling place worker came out and enthusiastically announced “The polling place is open!”

Inside, the same young man expressed his excitement at how many people were here so early. And indeed, in my history of voting I’m pretty sure I’ve never had to wait in a line of more than four or five people — and never outside.

When we walked out a few minutes later I counted 30 people queued up.

Awesome.