Election Day is here, and, so far, people in Harris County are continuing the early-voting trend and turning out to vote in droves. Houstonia sent photographer Daniel Kramer out to capture images of Houstonians doing their civic duty; we'll be updating this post throughout the day. 

The U.S. Department of Justice is monitoring Harris County's elections once again this year, but so far things seem to be going fairly smoothly. While malfunctioning machines have led to long lines at some polling places around the city, and according to the Houston Chronicle at least one polling place didn't open until 8:30 a.m. because of technical difficulties, the elections are in full swing. If you haven't voted yet, be sure to get out there!

You have until 7 p.m. this evening to get in line at your polling place. Remember, employers in Texas are required by state law to give you time to vote. If you have kids, the YMCA is offering free childcare today so that parents can get out there, and the Houston History bus is offering free rides. In other words, there's no excuse not to participate in our democracy. If you're still dragging your feet, check out these photos and get excited about this semi-annual chance to choose who governs us. 

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