Voter voices from Columbia and Boone County

Read about the views of area voters on many of the issues and candidates on the ballot for Tuesday's election.

Missourian slideshows about the election

The Missourian has been documenting the 2008 election in slideshows. Watch and listen here.

LIVE: Join the Election Day conversation

What are you thinking about as Election Day results come in tonight? Join the conversation by posting your thoughts below and interacting with other readers.

An unexpected meeting in line turns perspective on its head

An MU faculty member meets someone who's had a different experience with voting rights — and all rights. 

Missourian audio about the election

Listen here to learn more about the election from around Boone County today.

Missourian videos about the election

The Missourian has been documenting the 2008 election on video.

Pundits feature polls and more on sites

Nonpartisan groups work to encourage voting

The NAACP and GRO are making last-minute efforts to encourage people to vote by distributing fliers and offering rides to the polls.

Secretary of state condemns false text messages

Voters should not trust text messages and prerecorded calls that encourage them to cast their ballots Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

Record number of voters expected to deluge polls

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.

Celebrities cast ballots citing historic aspect of 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.

Obama volunteers feed, entertain voters waiting in line

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.

Going to the polls

Voters talk about what makes them go to the polls.

Obama and McCain vote, prepare final pitches

The candidates in the presidential race took time out at their respective polling places Tuesday morning before getting back on the campaign trail.

Candidates place their votes

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.

Minor machine malfunctions, human mistake surface in Florida polling places

Florida's voters and elections officials are trying to avoid another election meltdown during this historic election.

Democrats head for bigger House majority

The Democratic Party is expected to gain more seats in the House of Representatives after a race fueled by Bush antipathy.

Missouri voters line up early in statewide polling places

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.

Ohio's voting systems tested by big 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.

Voters Guide 2008