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Politics: 15 photos show what Election Day 2018 looks like in America

Millions of Americans across the country took to the polls Tuesday to make their voices heard in the 2018 midterm elections.

Engagement this year seems to be higher than usual for midterm elections, which are generally less popular than presidential election years. Even before polls opened on Tuesday, more than 35 million Americans had already voted.x

From Georgia to New York City on Tuesday, lines stretched out the door and around the block as Americans carried out their civic duty.

Here's what Election Day 2018 looks like in America.

Many committed voters got up in the pre-dawn hours to cast their votes before work, like at this polling station at a recreation center in Columbus, Ohio.

Many committed voters got up in the pre-dawn hours to cast their votes before work, like at this polling station at a recreation center in Columbus, Ohio.play

Many committed voters got up in the pre-dawn hours to cast their votes before work, like at this polling station at a recreation center in Columbus, Ohio.

(John Minchillo/AP)

The line at the Columbus, Ohio rec center appeared to continue even once voters got inside the gym.

The line at the Columbus, Ohio rec center appeared to continue even once voters got inside the gym.play

The line at the Columbus, Ohio rec center appeared to continue even once voters got inside the gym.

(John Minchillo/AP)

Voters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida also had to stand outside, though the weather was more favorable.

Voters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida also had to stand outside, though the weather was more favorable.play

Voters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida also had to stand outside, though the weather was more favorable.

(Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Florida has has several toss-up races today for the House and Senate, as well as a close governor's race.

Voters line up outside the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, Florida on Tuesday.play

Voters line up outside the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Boca Raton, Florida on Tuesday.

(Joe Skipper/Reuters)

Lines were also pictured outside this Miami, Florida polling location. Polls in Florida close at 7 p.m., which is one of the earlier closing times.

Lines were also pictured outside this Miami, Florida polling location. Polls in Florida close at 7 p.m., which is one of the earlier closing times.play

Lines were also pictured outside this Miami, Florida polling location. Polls in Florida close at 7 p.m., which is one of the earlier closing times.

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

In Georgia, some voters waited up to three hours to vote. One of the closest races in the country today is the Georgia governor's race.

Voters line up to cast their ballots at a polling station set up at Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday.play

Voters line up to cast their ballots at a polling station set up at Grady High School in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday.

(Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Source: AP

All sorts of businesses and organizations offer to host polling stations. In Chicago, the Half Acre brewery opened their doors to voters, making for one of the more unique polling locations.

All sorts of businesses and organizations offer to host polling stations. In Chicago, the Half Acre brewery opened their doors to voters, making for one of the more unique polling locations.play

All sorts of businesses and organizations offer to host polling stations. In Chicago, the Half Acre brewery opened their doors to voters, making for one of the more unique polling locations.

(John Gress/Reuters)

Bad weather plagued much of the eastern United State as voting kicked off Tuesday morning, including outside this poling station in Washington, DC.

Bad weather plagued much of the eastern United State as voting kicked off Tuesday morning, including outside this poling station in Washington, DC.play

Bad weather plagued much of the eastern United State as voting kicked off Tuesday morning, including outside this poling station in Washington, DC.

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

Scott Perry, who represents Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional district, waits in the rain to vote with other residents in Carroll Township Tuesday morning.

Republican Scott Perry (pictured) is fighting off a challenge from Democrat George Scott.play

Republican Scott Perry (pictured) is fighting off a challenge from Democrat George Scott.

(Matt Slocum/AP)

Voters young and old stood in line in Los Angeles Tuesday morning. One woman appeared to be fitting in her civic duty before some morning exercise, judging by her stretching.

Voters young and old stood in line in Los Angeles Tuesday morning. One woman appeared to be fitting in her civic duty before some morning exercise, judging by her stretching.play

Voters young and old stood in line in Los Angeles Tuesday morning. One woman appeared to be fitting in her civic duty before some morning exercise, judging by her stretching.

(Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Every polling booth was filled Tuesday morning as voters cast their ballots at the Glen Echo Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio.

Every polling booth was filled Tuesday morning as voters cast their ballots at the Glen Echo Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio.play

Every polling booth was filled Tuesday morning as voters cast their ballots at the Glen Echo Presbyterian Church in Columbus, Ohio.

(John Minchillo/AP)

Libba Bray tweeted out this photo Tuesday morning, and said that "in my 26 years of voting in NYC, I've never seen this."

Libba Bray tweeted out this photo Tuesday morning, and said that "in my 26 years of voting in NYC, I've never seen this."play

Libba Bray tweeted out this photo Tuesday morning, and said that "in my 26 years of voting in NYC, I've never seen this."

(Courtesy of Libba Bray)

Residents in Kalamazoo, Michigan stood in long lines before the sun came up.

Residents in Kalamazoo, Michigan stood in long lines before the sun came up.play

Residents in Kalamazoo, Michigan stood in long lines before the sun came up.

(Courtesy of Michael Rascop)

Caroline Morley snapped this picture as she stood in line to cast her vote in Texas on Tuesday. She tweeted that it was the first time she had ever voted in a grocery store, or needed her passport to vote.

Caroline Morley snapped this picture as she stood in line to cast her vote in Texas on Tuesday. She tweeted that it was the first time she had ever voted in a grocery store, or needed her passport to vote.play

Caroline Morley snapped this picture as she stood in line to cast her vote in Texas on Tuesday. She tweeted that it was the first time she had ever voted in a grocery store, or needed her passport to vote.

(Courtesy of Caroline Morley)

Source: Twitter

Do you have photos of long lines or interesting scenes at your polling place you'd like to share?

Email the author at acollman@businessinsider.com

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