But what drove them to show up and earn that "I voted" sticker on Tuesday?
We asked some voters across the Triangle.
"I voted to make a difference," Charisma Cheek of Raleigh told us.
"I'm trying to just do my part and not just say I'm doing something when I'm not," said 34-year-old John Duffy.
"I feel like we need more accountability in Washington," said 36-year-old Daniel Ryan.
"To set a good example for my kids," said Michael Fowlkes.