Voting began at midnight in Dixville Notch and Hart’s Location and Tanner Tillotson, 24, was the first to cast the vote.
“It’s a little exhilarating, a little intimidating. It’s actually the second time I have had the honor of being the first of the nation. I love the Dixville Notch tradition; I think it’s a microcosm… I really hope it’s an inspiration for people to see the small town voting process. I hope it shows people the importance of getting out there and making your say heard,” said Tillotson, according to a Euro News report.
A tie in Dixville Notch was the first in its history.
"I think (the result) is very indicative, that this is the first time in Dixville Notch's history that there is a tie. We're still a very divided nation and it will be interesting to see how the rest of the country is," said Tillotson, according to the Associated Press.
Hart’s Location had the first-in-the-nation vote status since 1948 and 15 years later, Dixville Notch started the midnight voting tradition.