ELECTION DAY UPDATE (5 p.m.) -- Votes pick up at Marshall
At one polling place in Beaumont, more than 700 people had voted as of about 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Election judge John Clayton said most of the voters at Marshall Middle School on Dowlen Road in Beaumont's West End came after noon.
One voter, who gave his name as Jared, said he cast his ballot for John McCain. He added that he voted for several Republicans in judicial races, but mixed in "a few Democrats."