At Sanford Middle School in South Minneapolis, I got in line with hundreds of people who wanted to vote before work.
I got there at 7:50 a.m. and finished voting at 9:05 a.m. By then, I was voter number 462. When I left, the line was down to just a few dozen people.
While in line, I noticed a woman with a bright red bike helmet, and it turns out we are casual acquaintances. She works in a local coffee shop.
She hadn’t registered to vote yet, so I vouched for her. It was the first time I’ve done that. It’s quite simple: You just need a registration number, address and signature. The poll worker was helpful, making the process easy and quick.