Voter Interest Seemed To Be Up For 2012 Election
Did you notice this as well? During the past several elections there were no more than a handful of other voters at the polling place at the times I voted. In and out quickly, but no real energy surrounding the experience. But yesterday, there was a short line outside, the polling place itself was full, all the booths were being used, and there was a sense that people were excited to be voting. In my opinion, that's how it should be all of the time.
Not all elections will draw as much voter interest as a Presidential race, but all elections are important. For me, all the enthusiasm made the voting experience more fun and exciting than in the past few elections.