The spotlight is on polling places Tuesday as long lines and other issues challenge election directors across the country. Voter turnout is anticpated to be high, as registration numbers are up 7.3 percent from the last presidential election.
Hip-hop moguls, country musicians and actors used their the celebrity appeal during the campaign, and said they felt powerful at the polls on Tuesday.
Three high school students used their day off of school to offer water and chips to people waiting in line to vote. The Obama supporters were hoping to encourage everyone in line to stay despite the wait.
Voters talk about what makes them go to the polls.
The candidates in the presidential race took time out at their respective polling places Tuesday morning before getting back on the campaign trail.
Barack Obama, John McCain, Joe Biden and Sarah Palin all voted this morning. Watch CNN's videos of the candidates as they cast their votes.
Florida's voters and elections officials are trying to avoid another election meltdown during this historic election.
The Democratic Party is expected to gain more seats in the House of Representatives after a race fueled by Bush antipathy.
Election officials hired more temporary workers, repeatedly tested electronic voting machines, printed more paper ballots and have taken other precautions in anticipation of high turnout.
Long lines but few major problems greeted voters Tuesday in Ohio, where a record 80 percent turnout is possible in a swing state that had presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama running neck and neck.
Vowing to end the war in Iraq and mocking Sarah Palin and John McCain, Joe Biden spoke to a Kansas City-area crowd on the verge of the election while Hilary Clinton stumped in St. Charles.
Monday's political schedule underscores how important Missouri is to both parties. VP candidates Joe Biden and Sarah Palin appeared at rallies in Lee's Summit and Jefferson City. Polls continue to show Barack Obama and John McCain about even in the bellwether state.
Both Obama and McCain understand the enormous pressure that the Election Day victor will be under to begin taking aggressive action virtually as soon as the votes are counted. But reality likely will prevent much of that from happening. For 77 days after the election, the problems will be George Bush's — and both Barack Obama and John McCain have signaled they will defer to him.
Jefferson City was one in a series of stops for Palin on the day before the general election. She also had events scheduled Monday in Ohio, Iowa, Colorado and Nevada.
Keep your red and blue states straight as results come in with this color-in map.
In less than two weeks, Republican vice president candidate made her third trip to Missouri for the rally at the Missouri Capitol, which was attended by thousands of people.
It's ranked one of six states named best prepared to ensure all votes will be cast and counted accurately.
The key to victory for either candidate might reside in the margins of victory in urban and rural counties across Missouri.
In the final days of the election season, misinformation is being distributed to voters across the nation in the form of fliers, e-mails, and automated phone calls. But in this presidential race, some of the deceit has a racist bent.