Election day is here and polling places are packed with eager voters saying they are happy to see this campaign come to an end.
"I'm glad to see all of the negative ads and all of the money I feel is wasted, come to an end -- but a little anxious too. The race is close and you want your specific candidate to win," said Jessica Lukas of Burlington.
The race's are close, from the president all the way down to state offices and senate seats. Campaigns spent big money to get their talking points out to potential voters. "It seemed like the campaigning for the primary started earlier than I ever remember it. I do not know, maybe it's true or maybe that is perception," said Patricia Sheehan of Burlington.
The state saw a record number of newly registered voters this year and officials are predicting Vermont could see more than a 70 percent turnout, a majority of them turning to the polls to cast their ballot rather than early voting.
"It is a sense of community to have everyone come in doing the same thing in the same moment on the same day -- it's important," Lukas said.
Some voters say the final lineup of ads can prove to be frustrating, but added they would not let the negative campaigning keep them from their neighborhood polling sites. "I do my research kind of quietly and ignore the commercials on TV and that sort of thing. It's just not pleasant," Leonard said.
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