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Nov 6, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

DIXVILLE NOTCH, NH -In the tiny town of Dixville Notch, N.H., the presidential vote ended in a historical first.

In a tradition that started more than 40 years ago, the town of 10 registered voters all cast their ballots right after midnight on Election Day, and the results are tallied immediately.

This year, President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney each received five votes from Dixville Notch.

The tie is a historical first for the midnight vote.

And in another tiny New Hampshire town– Hart’s Location– the president picked up a win, capturing 23 votes to Romney’s nine.

The earliest voters can go to the polls in other communities is 6 a.m., with the last polls closing at 8 p.m.