PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia voters go to the polls

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | 9:54 a.m. CDT; updated 8:32 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Diane Booth, left, has Lisa Richardson sign to receive her ballot at Fairview United Methodist Church on Tuesday. "There was no one particular issue, but I always make it a point to vote," said Richardson, who came in early before going to work.

Voters began turning out early Tuesday morning in Columbia and around Boone County. Polls opened at 6 a.m. and remained open until 7 p.m.

Check back with throughout the evening for further election coverage and results.

A sign outside Fairview United Methodist Church alerts passers-by to the voting going on at the church on Tuesday.
Election volunteer Sandy Edlund, left, helps Alyssa Tauber and her daughter Erica Tauber, 6, with the voting machine at Fairview United Methodist Church on Tuesday. Tauber said that the ban on Tasers is an important issue for her because her husband works in law enforcement.
Erica Tauber, 6, waits while her mom, Alyssa Tauber, signs in with election worker Larry Wittenberger before voting at Fairview United Methodist Church on Tuesday.
Dak Ariyaratne votes at Fairview United Methodist Church before going to work on Tuesday. Blue tape marks off the voting area in which people are not allowed to cross while someone is voting.
Election workers Larry Wittenberger, left, and Diane Booth wait to give voters their ballots at Fairview United Methodist Church on Tuesday.
Election worker Larry Wittenberger initials ballots at Fairview United Methodist Church on Tuesday. Wittenberger said all ballots must be initialed by a member of both political parties.
Jodi Penfield holds the door open for Robert Penfield on their way in to vote at Fairview United Methodist Church in the early morning on Tuesday. Polls opened at 6 a.m.
Robin Carnahan waits outside the no electioneering line to shake hands with Columbia voters as a last push in her race for the Senate seat against Roy Blunt at the Unity Center on Tuesday.
"I Voted" stickers are set out for voters at the Columbia Public Library on Tuesday morning. Polling opened at 6 a.m.
The sunrise reflects in the windows of the Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation on Tuesday morning. The Cattlemen Foundation is one of many polling places in Boone County.

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