Election day is finally here and there is no doubt in anyone's mind about the historical moment that will take place tonight, in the United States.When we talk about 2016 election, we talk about the possibility to have the first woman to be the commander-in-chief of the United States. We also have to mention the largest and surprising numbers of latinos that registered to vote.The polls brought people that want their voices heard. They want to take a stand on matters like health care, abortion, gun control, climate change, immigration and even the legalization of cannabis.

L.A. residents vote to make a difference in 2016 Election

As I passed by the long line of voters, I came across a very talkative man in line sharing his excitement for the chance to cast his first ballot. The 59-year-old Southern California resident, that prefers not to say his name, shared with me his main reason to come out of the shadows and vote for the first time in his life. "I want to make a difference, and I feel like voting in this election is the right way to voice my concerns to the government."

He said he was arrested for the first time at age 18 for possession of controlled drugs and after the incident, he did not trust the government again. This Election brought an urge to make things right for him, as he says he had his record sponged in order to vote.

"I spend a lot of money clearing my name and records so I can leave my mark on this election," he added.

Another main reason for this L.A. resident to come to the polls was to be able to vote yes on the proposition 64, the initiative to legalize cannabis in California.

Election Day in LA

According to city officials so far Los Angeles did not have many issues.

Surprisingly, the polls were very peaceful and voters were very respectful of each other.People did have to wait in line for hours, but they all wanted to get their votes in. A lot of voters had to put in a call to their bosses in the morning due to some technical problems at some polling places.

Polls close at 8 p.m.

here in California.

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