Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney vote in Belmont, Massachusetts (AP)
Mitt Romney has cast his ballot in the presidential election near his home in Massachusetts.
After all the flights, speeches, debates, handshakes, nods, gestures and smiles, it was time for him to vote before curtain-closing campaign rallies in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
His wife Ann was at his side as the pair cast their ballots in Belmont a little before 9am local time.
The Republican presidential candidate will return to Boston for an election day reception at Boston Convention Centre.
Asked who he voted for, Mr Romney replied: "I think you know."
His running mate, Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, has also cast his ballot, saying he feels good about his ticket's chances.
Asked whether he and Mr Romney would win the election, Mr Ryan said: "I think we are. I feel good about it."
Mr Ryan and his wife Janna voted at a library in their home town of Janesville, Wisconsin. They smiled for reporters as they walked into the polling site, surrounded by journalists capturing the final day of a close and hard-fought presidential election.
After voting, Mr Ryan headed to Ohio and Virginia for a final round of campaigning before he joins Mr Romney in Boston to await the returns.
Mr Ryan, a 42-year-old congressman, is also running for re-election to his House seat.