Today the Board of Elections in all fifty states is coordinating statewide network of election officers, voting machines, and all the logistics of democracy. They will be doing so in an atmosphere of unprecedented suspicion. This is long and difficult work. In Virginia election officers must arrive at the polls by 6:00 AM and stay until the votes are counted.
Though out the day local boards will field questions and deal with the inevitable controversies of what after all is a contest of power. The level of tension is very high.
After the polls close their website's site traffic will spike. Civil service IT personnel having working hard, testing their systems to prepare for the flood of traffic.
It is a remarkable process.