And others simply enjoy the ritual of going to their local polling place on the traditional Election Day, chatting with familiar poll workers, and casting their ballots.
Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg believes early voting and voting by mail, which a few states allow, are terrible ideas that play to the country's "cult of convenience."
"There are lots of reasons to have a single, solitary Election Day, if not on Tuesday then perhaps a 24-hour period over a weekend," Goldberg writes.
"Among the best reasons: Deadlines focus the minds of voters and campaigns alike, and in-person, single-day voting cuts down on the potential for voter fraud."
I disagree. Lord knows what shenanigans would occur during a 24-hour voting window. Additionally, the inevitable exit poll reporting by the media would discourage voting as race results became evident.
Additionally, there's really nothing fundamentally bad about convenience in voting.
Not all voters are political junkies. Most are just responsible citizens who want to express their political preferences and carry out their civic duty. These folks have endured, in the case of the presidential race, months of the campaign.
The early vote allows them to fulfill their obligation and, if they choose, tune out the high-pitched rhetoric of the campaign's final days.
Kercheval is host of TalkLine, broadcast by the MetroNews Statewide Radio Network from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. The show can be heard locally on WCHS 580 AM.