ELECTION DAY VOTING: Citizens wait to cast votes as opposed to voting earlier

While absentee voting ended Monday, with a large increase in numbers compared to the 2008 general election, the polls continued to remain busy this afternoon as voters exercised their right to vote.Several voters at the Church of the Nazarene, located at 506 N. Main Street in Columbia City, said they came out and voted today as opposed to voting early mainly because they are used to waiting for Election Day.Some voters shared their responses:“I wanted to listen more before I voted because I wanted to make a final decision,” said Ruby Perez.“I figured I should come out and vote today since it’s something I do every year on election day,” said Virginia Grabner.“It’s just something I’ve always done on election day so I'm used to waiting until then,” said Jennifer Duff.