Dixville Notch Prepares for Midnight Voting
A handful of voters in northern New Hampshire are getting ready to stay up late and cast the earliest in-person votes of the 2016 general election during the first minutes of Nov. 8.
The midnight voting tradition in Dixville Notch goes back to 1960. For many years it took place in a special ballot room at the Balsams hotel, but since the resort is undergoing major renovations, the voting will take place at the Hale House next door.
That's where nine voters launched the state's first-in-the-nation presidential primary in February. In that contest, Ohio Gov. John Kasich beat Donald Trump 3-2 in Dixville, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders won all four of the Democratic votes.