We talk to voters around Boone County as they cast their votes on Election Day.
Gov. Jay Nixon's victory Tuesday came after a campaign in which both candidates highlighted the need to create jobs in Missouri. Nixon said he was doing so, while Spence claimed Missouri was falling behind economically.
The Missourian is keeping an eye on voter reactions as election results come in. We'll be updating the story as more results become known, so check back in with us throughout the night.
Missouri elected Republican challenger Mitt Romney.
Tuesday's vote is the third time in a decade voters have rejected an effort to boost the tax from its current 17 cents per pack.
Starbucks, McAlister's Deli and the Candy Factory were among businesses in town giving out free goodies to voters.
We've been asking people today to tell us about their experiences voting in Columbia. Most have reported wait times of 15 minutes or less.
Incumbent U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler has defeated Democratic challenger Teresa Hensley to win a second term representing Missouri's 4th Congressional District.
Six of the seven incumbents in Missouri's U.S. House delegation have won re-election.
A spokeswoman from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office said predictions of 72 percent turnout are likely to be accurate.
Secretary of state spokeswoman Stacie Temple said Tuesday that the county-by-county vote totals from past elections have been temporarily removed from the website.
President Barack Obama, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon were re-elected Tuesday.
The critical battlegrounds with the key to victory were unsettled — Virginia, Ohio and Florida among them — with long lines in many locations after poll-close time.
MU student Republicans and Democrats worked on campaigns and helped with voter registration in the weeks leading up to the general election.
An estimated 72 percent of the state's registered voters are expected to cast ballots. Here's a look at the top races and factors impacting the day.
Voters in Columbia and Boone County who need a ride to the polls have several options.
Proposition E would "prohibit the governor or any state agency, from establishing or operating state-based health insurance exchanges unless authorized by a vote of the people or by the legislature."
Democrat Stephen Webber and Republican Fred Berry are competing to represent the new House district, which encompasses much of the city's Fourth and Fifth wards.
Fred Berry says he would bring honor and integrity to the state representative office as he runs against incumbent Stephen Webber in the 46th House District.
Stephen Webber, who has represented the 23rd District for four years, will try to win another term, this time in the 46th District.