President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to participate in early voting Thursday, casting his ballot Thursday afternoon at a community center in Chicago, Illinois.
The president has traveled to swing states across the country this week encouraging supporters to vote early.
"It means you don't have to figure out whether you need to take time off work, figure out how to pick up the kids and still cast your ballot," Obama said. "If something happens on Election Day, you will already have taken care of it. If it's bad weather you won't get wet, or in Chicago, snowy."
When Obama arrived at the polling station, he was asked to show identification and he provided it. "Notice there's no grey in that picture," he told the poll worker when he showed his drivers license.MORE