Friday, October 26, 2012

Obama is first president to vote early - after showing his photo ID

“President Barack Obama cast his ballot for the November 6 election on Thursday in his hometown of Chicago and encouraged others who could vote before Election Day to follow his example.  Obama, who was a U.S. senator from Illinois and had before becoming president, went to an early-voting facility to show his driver's license before making his pick for president. "I'm just glad I renewed my driver's license," the president said after a poll worker asked to see his photo ID. When he handed it over, she studied it closely. "For all of you who have not yet voted early, I just want everybody to see what an incredibly efficient process this was," he said to journalists afterward.”

“Polling workers double check the photo on U.S. President Barack Obama's drivers license as he voted early at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Chicago, Illinois October 25, 2012.

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