Early indications are that Missouri officials' prediction of a strong turnout for the election might be accurate.
The Missouri Secretary of State's Office is reporting there were long lines shortly after polls opened at 6 a.m. today. The office is also receiving many phone calls from people checking their registration or verifying their polling places.
It’s Election Day and while we won’t know the results until this evening, we take the beginning of our program to check in with reporters at several polling locations to see how the voting process is moving along.
Host Don Marsh talks with St. Louis Public Radio’s Julie Bierach and Tri States Public Radio’s Jason Parrott about voting in St. Louis, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois.
Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin believes surging support will pull him through.
The Republican spent his final full day of campaigning on Monday by thanking supporters at several stops in the St. Louis area. In St. Peters, he told a couple of dozen volunteers that he sees what he called a "fire and enthusiasm" for his campaign to unseat Democrat Claire McCaskill.
McCaskill was making several stops around the state on Monday.
McCaskill says voters will have a choice between a moderate and an extremist when they cast ballots Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race.