By Caitlyn McGuireCity Councilman Moe Baddourah picked up his 3-year-old son moments after conceding his loss Tuesday in Columbia's mayoral race. "It's OK to lose sometimes," he said, trying to console
City Councilman Moe Baddourah picked up his 3-year-old son moments after conceding his loss Tuesday in Columbia's mayoral race. "It's OK to lose sometimes," he said, trying to console his crying son, Zeke.
By Ashley ChonkaJacqueline McDuffie-Stevens had a practical outlook on Tuesday's election as she left the Martin Luther King Park polling place. "I voted today because I knew I wouldn't have to wait in
Ward 33 was a fairly quiet place in Tuesday's election. One poll greeter says that's not unusual.
By Ashley ChonkaWith Election Day quickly drawing to a close, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was still working the polls in search of a second term. It was 6:15 p.m., and Benjamin was working the crowd
It was late in the day, and Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was still working the polls as he swung by Ward 23 in Shandon.
By Alex BuscemiHalloween decorations still clung to the walls of the small children's room at Melrose Park as a steady 5 p.m. crowd of voters made their way to the Ward 15 voting booths. The district is
Poll worker expects race to hold sway in Ward 15 results.
By Alex BuscemiIt was as much a social gathering as it was a convergence of voters Tuesday at the Prince Hall Masonic Lodge off Gervais Street. "I've known most of these people my whole life," said Vivian
Election Day in Ward 9 is as much social gathering as a time to vote.
By Manny Correa Ward 30 voters were scarce at Arsenal Hill Park around noon Tuesday, but poll workers say morning turnout was high. "We had more people than usual. It has been fantastic," said one female
Voters were scarce at Arsenal Hill Park in Ward 30 around noon Tuesday, but poll workers say the morning saw a high turnout.
By Jared OwenbyA steady stream of voters trickled into A.C. Moore Elementary to vote in the Columbia mayoral elections. Inside, a poll worker greeted voters at the door, pointed them to a table to sign
A confident Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin showed up at A.C. Moore Elementary school to do a little Election Day politicking.
Ward 16 poll workers munched on chips and shipped water while waiting for a lunchtime rush of voters Tuesday. By Haley BourneWard 16 poll workers munched on chips and shipped water while waiting for a
Slow but steady turnout in Ward 16: Fewer voters but more machines than last time.
By Jared OwenbyElection day was slow but steady at Rosewood Elementary as voters decided whether they wanted to keep Steve Benjamin for another term or elect Moe Baddourah as the new mayor of Columbia.
Ward 13 voters say they're eager to come back Dec. 3 to decide whether Columbia should have a strong mayor.
By Harrison CahillVoters slowly walked through the mild wind and tumbling leaves of the Sims Park voting center Tuesday to cast their votes for the Columbia mayoral election. There was no line to greet
Ward 14 voters at Sims Park had an easy time getting in and out of the polling center.
By Harrison CahillPoll workers at the Ben Arnold Recreation Center in Ward 11 were busy with voters before noon for the Columbia mayoral election Tuesday. But workers said the scene died down, as the wave
The Ben Arnold Recreation Center was busy with voters early, but the flow slowed to a trickle Tuesday afternoon.
By Salvatore Costa It was early Tuesday, and as students ate breakfast James Johnson, Benedict College's first vice president of the senior class, walked throughout the halls, by the dorms and around
Benedict College student James Johnson encouraged his classmates to get out and vote Tuesday at Ward 8 on campus. His enthusiasm for Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin was clear, and Johnson thinks Benjamin needs more power to bring needed change.
It wasn't that crowded Tuesday afternoon at Drew Wellness Center, but those who did show up to vote at Ward 32 had things they believed needed to be addressed. They were looking ahead to the Dec. 3 special
At Ward 32, voters were deciding whether to re-elect Mayor Steve Benjamin, but many were also enthusiastic about the next election, Dec. 3, in which Columbia voters will decide whether the mayor they elected Tuesday gets more power.
By Haley BourneMany of the people who showed up at Hand Middle School on Tuesday weren't there to vote in Ward 12 — but to pick up their children. It wasn't uncommon for election officials and school staff
One election official says there were more voters for the city mayoral election in Ward 12 than four years ago. But some were sketchy at best about the next election, a Dec. 3 vote that could change Columbia's system of government.
By Isabelle Khurshudyan Maureen Morris would rather not have to interrupt her workday to vote again in a month, but at least the wait was short. Morris was the only Ward 2 voter at the Marion Street Apartment
Ward 2 saw long lulls where no one voted before noon, but some voters said they would be back for the Dec. 3 special election on a possible shift to a strong mayor form of government.
By Isabelle KhurshudyanWard 1 voters at the Lourie Center couldn't hear the bustle from nearby Five Points, but shootings and other recent crimes in the entertainment district were on the minds of some
Five Points safety and the upcoming special election for a shift to a strong mayor form of government were important issues for some Ward 1 voters considered in Tuesday's election.