Voters are eager to take part in this historic election, turning out in large numbers to cast ballots. Michele Skalicky visits voting sites to find out how things are going at the polls.
Voters are out in full force in Greene County to cast ballots in this historical presidential election. Lynn Davis, a poll worker at Catholic Campus Ministries on Holland near the Missouri State Campus, says around 100 people were waiting to vote when the doors opened at 6 am.
Poll worker Randall Hanes says many people were also waiting to get in when doors opened to voters at the East Grand Church of Christ.
"We were crowded, pretty much. Normally, we have a small room on the other side of the building, but this time we chose to take this room, and it was fortunate pretty much because we had more than 100 people starting right off. We've had more people already come through here today than we've had in the last two or three elections combined."Both Hanes and Davis say things were running smoothly.
Greene County Clerk Richard Struckhoff is predicting a record 76% voter turnout. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan also predicts 76% of MO’s 4.2 million registered voters will cast ballots in today’s election.
544 poll workers and 110 high school students taking part in the youth election participant program are helping things go smoothly at polling sites in Greene County.