Don't Mess With Texas
CT Politics Blog reader Kelley Mathews took these photos outside city hall in Anna, Texas, a town of 9,000. Here's her story:
It took me about 30 minutes to get through the line and complete the easy, computerized voting machine. The small crowd was very friendly, which is typical around here, and you could feel the buzz. No bantering between political parties - just excitement about the big day.
The second photo is of Kelley's three-year-old daughter, Maggie. Send more photos and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.