It’s not at all predictive and it only involves 20 people, but it’s tradition.  Dixville Notch goes to the polls at midnight:

Dixville Notch, a village in New Hampshire’s northeast corner, will begin voting at the stroke of 12 a.m. ET Tuesday, and the ballots won’t take long to tally: Dixville Notch only has about 20 registered voters.

The town, home to around 75 residents, has opened its polls shortly after midnight each Election Day since 1960, drawing national media attention for being the first place in the country to make its presidential preferences known.

But since 1996, another small New Hampshire town, Hart’s Location, reinstated its practice from the 1940s and also opens its polls at midnight.

Dixville Notch?  Hart’s Location?  All we need is Hot Air Hollow and we’ll have the hat trick.  In honor of the great work ahead of us today, let’s have an open thread on the early-morning kickoff.

Update: Dixville Notch goes to Obama, 15-6, but we thought New Hampshire would be blue this year.