John D. Pearle, 93, of Jacksonville (far right), stands outside of the Jacksonville Community Center on Tuesday awaiting the opportunity to cast his ballot in the 2012 general election. Pearle said he wanted to take advantage of early voting so he could avoid long lines in the upcoming Nov. 6 election. However, Pearle as well as other friendly voters found themselves standing in line as many other individuals wanted to take advantage of the opportunity and vote early. While the lines were somewhat long and there was a wait, it gave people a chance to make conversation and form new friendships. (Photo by Greg Rayburn)