It's A Busy Election Day

November 2, 2004 – Posted at 4:05 p.m. CDT

PARAGOULD -- Over the past few weeks, early voters have been going to the polls and casting their ballots for the election. But some voters actually waited until election day before making their decision. The wind and rain couldn't keep voters away on Tuesday.

"I vote every time because i think it's important. if you want to affect what's going on around you, you got to vote," said voter Steve Davis.

For some it was the first time.

"I just turned 18 this year so, I wanted my voice to be heard and my feelings to be met," said first time voter Michael Crutchfield.

For others, it was the issues.

"The presidential election, naturally, always brings me out and the amendments," said voter Sharon Knight, "This year I'm also concerned about the term limits. And I'm real interested in the ban on the gay marriages."

Greene County election officials say the turnout has been heavy so far. Ward one had seen nearly 700 voters by Tuesday afternoon.