Talk show maven Oprah Winfrey was among one of the estimated 1 million people who took part in early voting in Illinois.
Winfrey cast her early ballot Thursday, waiting in line for over an hour.
The talk show queen didn't admit who she voted for, but it's no secret Winfrey has been a strong backer of local Barack Obama, even stumping with him on the campaign trail.
"'I know who she's voting for, I'm voting for the same guy,'" Winfrey remarked one woman said when she arrived at the Polling Place.
Winfrey -- who voted for the first time using touch-screen technology -- described the experience as "emotional."
"I understand wanting to wait until Tuesday because it's gonna feel like a big party," Winfrey said.
Winfrey -- who decided to take part in early voting because she is taping shows Tuesday and was afraid she'd get stuck at the polls -- did a little dance as a group of polling workers called her name at once when it was her turn to vote.