August 3, 2004 -- Posted at 5:44 p.m. CDT
DONIPHAN -- Missouri residents are casting their votes in that state's primary election. Residents in Ripley County are deciding important races and issues. Election signs have been up for months and now it's finally the voter's turn.
"I do believe that it's important that we vote and particularly at this time we need strong leadership," said voter Dr. Benny Bell.
Folks in Ripley County gathered Tuesday to cast their ballots. About 3500 voters are expected in Ripley County. But it appears to be the issues, and not necessarily the races that folks are coming out to vote for.
The Second Amendment has been a hot topic in Region 8...and many voters said that's what brought them to the polls.