Students optimistic their vote will impact election

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | 9:16 p.m. CST; updated 9:23 p.m. CST, Tuesday, November 4, 2008

COLUMBIA — At 6 a.m. on Election Day, polls across Columbia opened. The sky was still dark, but already students had come to cast their ballots at polling places such as Memorial Union and the Life Sciences Center, which draw mostly student voters.