In addition to ensuring democracy, your vote can also get you freebies today at Starbucks and Ben & Jerry's. Starbucks is offering a free tall coffee all day to anyone who's voted. Similarly, from 5-8pm tonight, Ben & Jerry's is offering a free scoop of ice cream in celebration of democracy.
Freebies aside, there's no denying the magnitude of this election, and the extent to which the outcome will change our nation's history. I literally had tears in my eyes this morning at my polling place as I cast my ballot. To know that I was voting for someone who I truly believe can change the world was very powerful.