Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Dixville Notch & Hart's Location

I'm planning to watch all of the election coverage tonight, and have some special election night muffins planned (more on that later).

Traditionally two small villages in New Hampshire are the first to cast their votes. These villages are Dixville Notch and Hart's Location with a total population of 115 between them. In Dixville Notch voters assembled at midnight, and simultaneously cast their votes. The result there was 15-6 in favour of Obama. In Hart's Location the result was 17-10 in favour of Obama.

Apparently this tradition of voting first originated when railway workers were given the opportunity to vote before their shift.

Read the full story here. (image & info via guardian.co.uk)

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