PHOTO GALLERY: the polls on Aug. 3

Tuesday, August 3, 2010 | 2:00 p.m. CDT; updated 4:50 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Columbia resident John Ball brought his grandson James Bloss, 4, when he came to vote in the August 3 primary at the Tiger Shrine Club. According to Jery Darnell, an election worker, the turnout was still very light by 11:30 a.m.

Primary elections for several county, state and Congressional races are taking place Tuesday across Missouri. According to the Secretary of State's office, statewide turnout is expected to be 24 percent. Turnout in Boone County is expected to be about 18 percent.

Eli and Lily Tinker-Fortel hold signs outside the Columbia Public Library urging people to vote against Proposition C in the Missouri primary election on Tuesday. "People don't really know what the proposition means," Lily Tinker-Fortel said of why she and her brother were motivated to display the signs in the heat. "But people get that there's something wrong with the health care system," Eli Tinker-Fortel said. The Columbia Public Library is one of the county's polling places listed on the Boone County Clerk's website.
The Tiger Shrine Club is one of many polling locations for the August 3 primary election. "Three precincts are voting here today," said Vernon Wade, an election worker of six years. "But it's been fairly slow, not real rushed," he said.
Erin Miller, left, turned voting in the August 3 primary into a family event by bringing her three children, including her 1-year-old son Andrew, to the polling place at the Tiger Shrine Club.

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