And with this election seen as some as a major moment in American history, some voters, especially those who have never voted for a president before, are hesitant to cast their ballots on any day other than Election Day.
University of Florida junior Ashley Osterer, 20, was one of these who wanted to savor the moment -- until she realized she'd never find the time to vote unless she got it out of the way early.
"I really wanted to vote on Election Day because early voting is kind of anticlimactic," Osterer said. "But it would be sad if the first time I'm eligible to vote I end up not being able to."
With a big project due, and a friend's birthday party to think about, the psychology major visited the early voting location in downtown Gainesville after class, just a block away from the bustling supervisor of elections office.
The 10-minute wait was worth it. She voted early, and still managed to capture some of the magic of the first time.
"I saved my presidential vote for the last one," Osterer said.