Election day has arrived. Voters have turned out in huge numbers to cast thier votes, some arriving as early as 3:00 am to vote. I spent the morning driving around, dropping by various polls to check the scene. For the most part the process has been very orderly, if slow. Vendors are selling water and food to those people in line and everyone is in good spirits. Monrovia is eerily calm, with all shops closed and very little movement (except for the UN tanks rolling up and down the streets). I've spent some time solving logistical problems, replacing broken down cars for observers and the like. All is very calm, and people seem generally ready to see a change in this country. Today is a milestone in the history of Liberia.