November 2, 2010
Rep. Chris Kelly, a Democrat running for re-election to the Missouri House, looks over the shoulder of supporter Vicki Hobbs during his watch party at Billiards on Broadway on Tuesday.
From left, Andy Lee, Jeff Parshall and Cindy Parshall watch election returns at the watch party for Missouri House candidate Laura Nauser on Tuesday.
Erin Land says poll workers help to make sure everything runs smoothly during Election Day. Land and Garner Wilson explains their jobs as poll workers at what is called the central voting location, Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.
Former Boone County Sheriff Ted Boehm and his wife, Paula, watch election coverage during a Democratic watch party at The Blue Note. The Boehms said they were big supporters of Robin Carnahan for U.S. Senate and arrived early to see the absentee results come in.
J. Scott Christianson, candidate for Boone County presiding commissioner, speaks with former Boone County Sheriff Ted Boehm during the watch party at The Blue Note on Tuesday.
Former Columbia City Council member Almeta Crayton watches election coverage with Columbia resident Wynna Faye Elbert at a Democratic event at The Blue Note on Tuesday.
From left, KBIA reporter Rebecca Thiele, Allan Sharrock, Angi Du and Jing Lieu check election returns during the watch party for Republican state House candidate Laura Nauser at D. Rowe's on Tuesday.
Laura Nauser, Republican candidate for the Missouri House, visits with family friends Miles and Cyndy Lemmon at her watch party at D. Rowe's on Tuesday.
From left, Jing Lieu, Laura Nauser and Allan Sharrock check election returns during Nauser's watch party at D. Rowe's on Tuesday. Nauser was running against incumbent state Rep. Chris Kelly in the 24th District.
Laura Nauser, Republican candidate for state representative in District 24, laughs with her father, Dave Sydow, during her watch party at D. Rowe's on Tuesday.
State Rep. Chris Kelly, right, speaks with supporter Moe Sarmadi during a watch party at Billiards on Broadway on Tuesday. Sarmadi said it was the first time he was able to meet Kelly. "He's a wonderful man," Sarmadi said.
The stage at Robin Carnahan's watch party, at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, awaits a speaker.
Missouri State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, left, speaks with Patricia Bynes, center, and Clem Smith, who was elected to the Missouri House from a St. Louis County district. They were attending U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan's watch party at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel on Tuesday.
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 ColumbiaMissourian.com throughout the evening for further election coverage and results.
Members of the media ready themselves for the Roy Blunt party at The University Plaza Convention Center as the polls closed on Tuesday.
Jonathon Sessions, Columbia Public Schools board member, helps set up wireless in Billiards on Broadway for Chris Kelly's watch party on Tuesday. Sessions is a friend of Kelly, the Democratic candidate for Missouri House of Representatives District 24.
Vicki Hobbs, co-manager of the Chris Kelly campaign, tapes a sign up in Billiards on Broadway for the watch party on Tuesday. Kelly is a Democratic candidate for Missouri House of Representatives District 24.
Tom Adams is an election judge at Missouri's Cattlemen Foundation polling location this election day. The Cattlemen Foundation is one of the many polling places in Boone County.
Residents talk about what it is like to work at polling locations on Election Day, including what their day is like and why they got involved in the Election Day process.
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.