And to follow up on yesterday's post, I have in fact voted.
At my suggestion, today after our lunchtime group meeting we staged a lab field trip -- the Minneapolis residents hopped a bus to city hall (and the St. Paul residents did the same going the opposite direction in the advisor's car) to vote at the early voting desk. Discounting the slightly creepy spectacle of the grandmotherly window clerk who only seemed able to address us in baby talk ("You filled out your whole ballot now? Oh, who's such a good boy!" *shudder*), the process went smoothly and probably quicker than standing in line on election day would have been.
Minneapolis folks: sendoff party at my place Sunday afternoon!