Polls are open from 7 a.m. till 8 p.m. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

If you weren’t one of the 52,739 District residents who cast an early vote or one of the 15,000 who requested an absentee ballot, today’s the day to get yourself down to your local polling place and affect the future of your country and your community. Here’s everything you need to know about the election, including links to the Washington Post voter guide. Remember: There’s two sides to the paper ballots this year, and be nice to your pollworkers.

In other news:

Will there again be celebrations on U Street tonight? (WUSA-TV)

Robert McCartney is predicting a David Grosso victory (Post column)

Recapping the Post’s endorsements (Post editorial)

A presidential candidate will be campaigning in Dupont Circle this morning (HuffPo)

Ugh: Football players’ stuff stolen from Anacostia High locker room during game (Post)

Unlike most places, the D.C. Jail makes it fairly easy for inmates to vote (AP)

Don’t cut bus service to Ward 8 in order to end attacks; catch the criminals instead (Post editorial)

Mary Cheh and Tommy Wells aren’t happy with Vince Gray’s speed camera plan (WAMU-FMExaminer)

New questions raised about youth who claims to have shot DYRS official (WaTimes)

Fort Lincoln muckamuck says he’s busing enough seniors to the polls “for Vincent Orange to look like the king of kings” (Loose Lips)

DCPS is informing parents if their kid’s teacher isn’t “highly qualified” (HuffPo)

Despite legislative cap, Jonetta thinks D.C. has a debt problem (Examiner)

Suspect admits to Rhode Island Row attack, but not Howard dorm assault (Post)

There’s a heckuva lot of unlicensed businesses out there (WBJ)

New version of sedan regulations would give Uber a free hand (GGW)

Ivy City vs. a bus lot (District Chronicles)

Economic Partnership justifies its existence (Examiner)

Nice anonymous person gives Georgetown $20 million (Post)

Inside the D.C. Scientology headquarters (WJLA-TV)

Adios to the Li’l Pub (PoP)