Before the sun rises, election judges get ready for Columbia election

Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | 10:21 a.m. CDT; updated 12:44 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, April 3, 2012

COLUMBIA  — Before the sun rises, Judy Campbell and Anne Beauchamp huddle over an Electronic Systems Software M100. The gray, oversized lockbox affixed with what looks like a slim-line fax machine will tabulate and store the votes of Columbia residents until this poll at Cornerstone Baptist Church closes at 7 p.m. Tuesday.