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Voices and scenes from the polls: Boone County voters cast their ballots

Voices and scenes from the polls: Boone County voters cast their ballots

Boone County voters began trickling into polling places early Tuesday morning to select both county and statewide officials, as well as decide the fate of five constitutional amendments. 

The Boone County polls for the 2022 midterm elections opened at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Election judge Bede Clarke checks in voters

Election judge Bede Clarke checks in voters Tuesday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia. After voters checked in with one of four election judges, they filled out their ballots at tables with dividers.

Richard Barber gives a ballot to Bailey Sims

Richard Barber gives a ballot to Bailey Sims on Tuesday at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia. Polls will be open until 7 p.m.

Syrus Duffy fills in a ballot

Syrus Duffy fills in a ballot on Tuesday at the Hearnes Center in Columbia. "It’s important to vote, especially (on) local actions," Duffy said.

Grace Nielson waits to pick up students voting

Grace Nielson waits to pick up students voting Tuesday at the Hearnes Center in Columbia. “While it’s not feasible for all of us to go to Washington, it’s feasible for all of us to go vote,” Nielson said.

MU senior Ganasri Aleti votes

MU senior Ganasri Aleti votes Tuesday at the Hearnes Center in Columbia. “Even if there’s policies that don’t affect me as much, there are ones that do, and the ones that don’t affect me are still ones I need to learn about," Aleti said.

Blake Willoughby scans his ballot

Blake Willoughby scans his ballot on Tuesday at the Hearnes Center in Columbia. "It’s one of our most important rights in the country," Willoughby said. "It’s important to have our voices heard about who we want to be our representatives."

‘I Voted’ stickers rest on the edge of the scanning machine

‘I Voted’ stickers rest on the edge of the scanning machine on Tuesday at the Hearnes Center in Columbia. One measure on the ballot asks voters whether to hold a state constitutional convention.

Katrina Price and her daughter Nola, 4, wait in line

Katrina Price and her daughter Nola, 4, wait in line to vote on Tuesday at Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia. Tuesday’s ballot includes local and statewide positions and constitutional amendments.

Maria Adah takes a sticker from Helen Robinson

Maria Adah takes a sticker from Helen Robinson after voting Tuesday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia. Voters submitted their finished ballots into a machine and took a sticker on their way out the door.

Mary Cunningham volunteers as an election judge

Mary Cunningham volunteers as an election judge on Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia in Columbia. She said she is volunteering because she values the importance of voting.

Chris Sutton waits for his wife Ekaterina Sutton

Chris Sutton waits for his wife Ekaterina Sutton with his daughter Beatrice Sutton after voting on Tuesday at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Columbia. This was Ekaterina’s first time voting after becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen.

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