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Laundromats? Hair salons? Americans cast their ballots at odd polling stations

In Canada, it is usual to vote in community centres and schools, but today in America, voters have come out to vote in the oddest polling stations - garages of ordinary homes, a museum, public pool, farm shed, beach lifeguard office, laundromat, hair salon, auto sales centre, and even a Columbarium – where funeral urns are stored. A vote is a vote wherever it is cast.

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Voters cast ballots at Su Nueva Lavaderia Laundromat Chicago, Illinois.

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A voter casts a ballot at the San Francisco Columbarium polling location in San Francisco, California.

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Voters cast ballots at the Swedish American Museum in Chicago, Illinois.

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People wait in line to vote at a poll station inside of a fire station in Arlington, Virginia.

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People cast their votes at Echo Park Pool in Los Angeles.

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A voter leaves Daisy's Hair Studio after casting her ballot in Chicago, Illinois.

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A voter looks over her ballot at Sam's Auto Sales in Chicago.

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People cast their vote at the Venice Beach lifeguard headquarters in Venice, California.

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People cast their ballots inside a fitness facility in Encinitas, California.

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A voter casts a ballot inside the Halloran Skating Rink polling location in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Voters cast ballots in a farm shed near Neveda, Iowa.

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Voters head to the polls in a one-room schoolhouse near Colo, Iowa.

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Kevin Cox, of Stockton, Mo., votes at the Caplinger Mills Trading Post in Caplinger Mills, Mo.

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Virgina Price steps away from a voting booth after filling out her ballot inside the Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church.

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Poll volunteers set up booths at a home in San Diego, California.

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Voters cast ballots at Club Lucky Lounge in Chicago, Illinois.

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