Today 130 million or so votes will be tallied and for most people voting is relatively easy, but for others democracy is elusive.
Thousands of service members will lose their franchise because with all our technology we can't come up with an easy way to get ballots to soldiers, sailors and airmen.
Then there are those states like FL and OH where we will see lines stretching around blocks and people waiting for hours to vote.
At Midtown Towers today I will be in and out in ten minutes, 15 if I chat up the inspectors.
New York has 16,000+ precincts whereas FL has 6,000 on election day to handle more voters. Ungodly long ballots with lots of propositions and amendments also slows the process in some states.
GOP senators: Thousands of ballots unlikely to reach military voters in time - The Hill's Floor Action