Living While Obama: The President Votes Early in Chicago

President Obama traveled to his former hometown to cast his ballot in the 2012 election.

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U.S. President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to participate in the early-voting process after showing his driver's license at the Martin Luther King Community Center in Chicago, CBSNews reports. He later told election officials that he was excited to cast his ballot but was otherwise coy about who got his vote.

Mr. Obama would not divulge who he voted for in the presidential race, though it's safe to assume it wasn't Mitt Romney. He told those gathered to see him vote and election officials that "it's good to be home."

When asked for his identification upon arrival, the president joked, "I've got my driver's license here, now ignore the fact that there's no gray hair in that picture." An election official responded, "The presidency does something to you."

"It does," Mr. Obama said.

Read more at CBSNews.

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