Millions of Americans are set to cast their vote in Tuesday's election — and that means long lines. In the 2012 presidential election, it took voters an average of 14 minutes to vote, according to a New York Times poll. But voters in some states reported wait times up to 45 minutes. As voting gets underway this year, here is a roundup of lines around the country.
During the 2012 U.S. presidential election, 129.1 million votes were cast. Here, sample ballots for the 2016 election are collected at the Midwest Genealogy Center Library in Independence, Missouri.
Locations of polling places can make a difference in how people vote, research has shown.
An embrace as people line up to vote in the East Boston neighborhood of Boston. The election has been a "very or somewhat significant" source of stress in the lives of more than half of Americans, according to a preliminary survey by the American Psychological Association.
Voters were lined up before sunrise outside of the Eastern Market polling station in Washington, D.C. The process at the polls varies by state: Two-thirds of states request or require some form of identification at the polls, and about half of the states with voter ID laws accept only photo IDs, according to USA.gov.
Voters in Alexandria, Virginia, wait in the dark on the morning of Election Day, where polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Voters wait at a polling station inside of a fire station in Arlington, Virginia. Federal laws require that seniors and people with disabilities have access to polling places. Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine is senator for Virginia.
Campaign signs dot lawns where voters are queued in Indianapolis. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is the Republican nominee for vice president. The Voting Information Project can help voters find polling places online or through text by entering their address.
The line at Public School 261 in New York City on Tuesday. Both Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have election night events planned in New York, The Washington Post reports.
More New York voters line up on Manhattan's Upper East Side. Polls in New York City opened at 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m.
Voters wait at a polling station at Trump Place in New York. The Republican nominee made his name as a real estate mogul in the city.
A store turned polling place in Indiana. If you're not yet registered or not sure how to cast ballot, Vote.org has information on what to do.