Readers Tell Us Why They’re Voting in the 2016 Election With #MyVoteStory

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It's been a long, contentious battle to decide the next U.S. president, but decision day is finally here. NBC News asked you to tell us why you cast your ballot.

We wanted to know your story about voting in the 2016 election, whether it was for Republican Donald Trump, Democrat Hillary Clinton or a third party candidate like Gary Johnson or Jill Stein.

Are you a first time voter, or someone who hasn't skipped an Election Day in decades? Send us a photo of yourself casting your vote — just make sure it's legal to do so in your state.

Share your experience in words, photos or video using the hashtag #MyVoteStory on Twitter or Instagram, and we may feature you in our Election Day coverage.

Here are some our readers have shared with us so far: