CARY, N.C. -- Election officials report large crowds when polls opened and a steady turnout after that. It's predicted 69 percent of the state's 6.6 million registered voters will cast ballots. Forty-one percent of those registered voters have already taken advantage of early voting.
MISSOULA, Mont. -- With snow-capped Lolo Peak in the distance, a steady trickle of voters showed up in central Missoula to cast their ballots Tuesday. The in-person voting was reported to be light, but throughout the state absentee voting and today's turnout seemed on par with 2008. Montana has a history of high numbers of voters casting ballots and estimates from reporters around the state indicated this year could surpass 70 percent.