An experiment in cinema verite filmmaking, Election Day was shot in a single day—November 2, 2004—by over a dozen camera crews around the United States. The stars of this documentary are a lively and eclectic group of citizens from the Florida panhandle to the South Dakota plains—making the most of their right to vote. The film presents a glimpse of the real life stories that lie underneath the complex electoral process. As these stories intertwine, audiences take in a portrait of American elections that is expansive, revealing and intimate. It is an entertaining and sometimes unsettling tapestry of the stories of citizens who are determined on one fateful day to make their vote count.