Steady voter turnout in central Illinois

By WEEK Producer

November 6, 2012 Updated Nov 7, 2012 at 12:20 AM CDT

CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- Across the nation, citizens have been casting their ballot in this year's Presidential race, that some say is too close to call.

In Illinois, early voting and absentee ballots toppled those cast in 2008's presidential election.

At the UAW Hall on Springfield Road in East Peoria, there were a steady stream of voters.

Tom Bride, Executive Director of the Peoria Board Election Commissioners, says the presidential race is definitely causing many people to get out a cast their vote.

"I think the top of the ballot, the president, always drives a lot of people to vote, but I think there is some other interest in some other races, too," said Bride.

As of 5:30 p.m., voter turnout stood at about 1,200 people for the three precincts represented at the UAW polling place.

You can vote as long as you are in line right at or before 7 p.m.