Boone County voters join the nation in casting ballots

The presidential race and a proposed increase in Missouri's tobacco tax were top of mind for many.

WE VOTED: Capturing the faces (and stickers) of voters

To tap into some of the pride around voting, the Missourian caught up with voters and their “I Voted” stickers today at polling places around Columbia.

GUIDE TO THE ELECTION: Online, interactive and social election night coverage

To satisfy your election news needs throughout the day and night, check out this guide to online streaming coverage, social media feeds and interactive content.

Poll troubleshooter fixes problems at the polls on Election Day

The Boone County Clerk’s office is responsible for making local elections run smoothly so they assemble a group of poll workers, like John Shewmaker, to run the poll stations around Boone County.

Columbia fifth-graders share thoughts on politics, voting

Students from Mill Creek Elementary School in Columbia talk about the role of the president and how they feel about politics.

Columbia voters share their Election Day experiences online

The Columbia Missourian is gathering observations, reactions and pictures on social media from mid-Missouri voters on Election Day. Check back to see what people are saying.

Boone County voters tell their stories

We talk to voters around Boone County as they cast their votes on Election Day.

Democratic Missouri Gov. Nixon wins re-election over Spence

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.

Voters react to election results on social media

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.

Republican challenger Romney wins Missouri electoral votes

Missouri elected Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

BALLOT ISSUES: Tobacco tax, judicial selection issues fail

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.

Local businesses offer giveaways for voters

Starbucks, McAlister's Deli and the Candy Factory were among businesses in town giving out free goodies to voters.

Columbia voters reported speedy visits to the polls

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.

Vicky Hartzler takes 4th Congressional District

Incumbent U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler has defeated Democratic challenger Teresa Hensley to win a second term representing Missouri's 4th Congressional District.

Incumbents reign in Missouri's U.S. House elections

Six of the seven incumbents in Missouri's U.S. House delegation have won re-election.

Missouri voters turning out in high numbers

A spokeswoman from the Missouri Secretary of State's Office said predictions of 72 percent turnout are likely to be accurate.


Missouri secretary of state trims website for election

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.

Election 2012: Your guide to the Missourian's election night coverage

President Barack Obama, Sen. Claire McCaskill and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon were re-elected Tuesday.

UPDATE: Obama wins Northeast; Romney secures conservative base

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.

PHOTO GALLERY: MU student Democrats, Republicans come alive during campaign season

MU student Republicans and Democrats worked on campaigns and helped with voter registration in the weeks leading up to the general election.