The day that we have been anxiously awaiting is finally here, and whether you're excited to cast your vote or nervous for the outcome, it is still your duty to go out and exercise your right to vote! 

It is an extremely important day for the future of this country and we should all take this responsibility and privilege of being able to vote seriously. Keep in mind that it's not just the presidential candidates on the ballot but state and local candidates as well. Remember that your vote matters, and the outcome of this election can be influenced by your decision of whether or not you get out there and vote! 

If you’re concerned about not being able to cast your vote, don’t worry. University transportation services will be shuttling students to and from polling stations all day long. Shuttles will leave from the Transportation Hub outside of Tyler Haynes Commons every 15 minutes from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can follow @URtransit on Twitter for transportation updates throughout the day. 

The Center for Civic Engagement will also be hosting an election watch party Tuesday, Nov. 8 in the Alice Haynes Room from 7 p.m. to midnight. Everyone is invited to attend, and there will be food, discussion and games throughout the night.

There will be a recap of the presidential election, featuring a student panel moderated by Dan Palazzolo, professor and chair of political science, on Thursday, Nov. 11.

So tell your friends, grab a shuttle together and get out there and exercise your right to vote!

Contact Buzz writer Jessica Dugan at jessica.dugan@richmond.edu