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24 of the strangest places Americans have voted on Election Day

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Jim Young

At least 42 million people have voted early for the 2016 presidential election, and on November 8, millions more will be showing up at the polls. While voting is an inalienable right in the United States, not every town or city has a local elementary school to host people.

As a result, some places have to get creative. Some visit their local car mechanic, laundromat, or pool hall in a testament to the strength of their civic-mindedness.

Here, we've rounded up some of the most interesting polling places from past election years.

Christian Storm contributed reporting on a previous version of this article.

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A cook prepares food orders in a kitchen as voters cast their ballots for the US midterm elections at a restaurant used as a polling station in Chicago, Illinois.



A woman votes at a polling station inside a local grocery store in National City, California.



A voter exits the booth after casting her ballot at the Kimble Funeral Home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.



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