Don't worry. It will all be over soon. Maybe. When you go to vote today, if your ballot is a paper one, do you automatically follow it in order? Typically, the first set of boxes will be used for a straight party vote, for example, all Republican. And honestly, it's the easiest and it's the most painless way to get the process over with. However, in today's general election, you have the opportunity to vote for whomever you want, be it the party of your choice or not.