Former President Obama, Michelle Obama in Chicago to vote

Oct 17, 2022, 12:15 PM | Updated: 12:41 pm
Former President Barack Obama gestures as he casts his ballot at an early vote venue Monday, Oct. 1...

Former President Barack Obama gestures as he casts his ballot at an early vote venue Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is about to hit the campaign trail ahead of the Nov. 8 election, but he came home Monday with the former first lady to vote.

The two came to Chicago to vote in the city where Michelle Obama was born and raised and where the former president began his political career, first working as a community organizer before he was elected as a state senator, a U.S. senator and ultimately, president.

They arrived at the Chicago Board of Elections Supersite in downtown Chicago shortly after 12:30 p.m. They chatted with poll workers, shook hands, voted and then left.

The former president said he missed the old punch-style ballots, joking that they were a way to “get out some aggression, some frustrations.”

The former president is scheduled to be in Atlanta on Oct. 28 to campaign on behalf of Stacey Abrams, the Democrat running for governor of Georgia against Republican Gov. Brian Kemp.

After that, he plans to campaign in Michigan and Wisconsin on behalf of Democrats running for governor, senator and down the ballot.

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              Former President Barack Obama, left, and former first lady Michelle Obama cast their ballots at an early voting venue Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Former first lady Michelle Obama studies her ballot as she casts her ballot at an early voting venue Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            
              Former President Barack Obama gestures as he casts his ballot at an early vote venue Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
            Former first lady Michelle Obama, left, and former President Barack Obama arrive to cast their ballots at an early voting site Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Former President Barack Obama waves to the crowd after casting his ballot at an early voting site Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) Bystanders wait to get a glimpse of former first lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama outside an early voting site Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Former President Obama, Michelle Obama in Chicago to vote