From the Country Club District to Midtown, Independence to the West Side, to east of Prospect and north of the river, Kansas Citians on the Missouri side were voting at the crack of dawn today.
Polls opened at 6 a.m. Shelly Freeman entered her polling place at Country Club Christian Church in the dark, thanks to daylight savings time.
"Every election is important," she says. "As a woman we had to fight to get the vote."
She sees this year as exceptional — not necessarily because of the unusual level of hostile rhetoric between the candidates.