I voted at 9:00 am this morning. For President Bush, of course.
I also voted for Tom Coburn (R) for US Senate. I'm not a big Coburn fan, but the more I learned about Brad Carson, the less of a Carson enthusiast I became. Anyway, putting the Senate back in the hands of the Democrats, particularly after their shameful and unconstitutional filibuster tactics to block Bush's judicial appointees, is not something that I would want to do.
Voter turnout was good so far - I was voter # 475, as reported by the ballot-reading machine. I voted at about the same time of day during the 2000 election (different precinct, though) and I remember my ballot count being less than 350.
Here in Oklahoma, we have optical scan ballots. Each candidate's name is followed by an arrow with its center section missing. To vote for a candidate, you simply draw in the center section of the arrow with a special black felt-tip pen. Then you insert your ballot into a machine that tallys the votes. It's pretty simple, and as far as I know, Oklahoma has not had nearly the problems with spoiled ballots or unreliable voting machines that other states have.
I also took my 3 1/2 year old daughter with me to the polls. I think she was a little bored, and a little miffed that she didn't get a pen and a card to draw on. But it was a good opportunity to explain that in our country, we get a choice about what laws go on the books and who our leaders will be. Even at her age, I think it's an important lesson to learn.