Voters wait on Oct. 2 to pick up their ballots inside the Hamilton County Board of Elections after it opened for early voting in Cincinnati. Stock up on munchies and make sure the batteries in your TV remote are fresh. With this year's presidential election razor-close to the finish, Tuesday could be a long night. Even if the presidency isn't decided until after midnight EST, there will be plenty of clues early in the evening on how things are going for President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney. Obama has more options for piecing the 270 electoral votes needed for victory, so any early setbacks for Romney could be important portents of how the night will end.
In Columbus, 15,000 people waited in line for as long as two hours from Friday through Sunday to cast early ballots in a state that could decide the presidential election. About 1.6 million people have voted early in Ohio.