It’s Election Day for the Florida primary and nearly 2 million people have already voted early in person or mailed-in their ballot.
Nationwide, people will be watching the Governor's race closely.
RACES FOR GOVERNOR
Candidates spent tons of money on campaigns, but the front runners in the races don't have much of a lead over their opponents.
Real Clear Politics reports that Republican Representative Ron DeSantis, has a small lead over Agriculture Commissioner, Adam Putnam in the race for governor.
President Trump endorsed DeSantis, and tweeted tweeted out his support on Monday
So far, DeSantis has a 6-point lead over Commissioner Putnam.
On the democratic ballot, the latest polls show that former Congresswoman, Gwen Graham in the lead.
Her father, Bob Graham was the 38th Governor of Florida in the 1980’s.
According to the Center of American Women and Politics, female candidates have done during the 2018 primaries nationwide.
Graham has a 7-point lead over former Miami Beach Mayor and strict gun control advocate, Philip Levine.
Both Levine and candidate Jeff Greene poured millions of dollars into their campaigns.
Tallahassee Mayor and progressive favorite, Andrew Gillum ranks 4th in the race.
BIG RACES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
It’s important for voters to know that by the end of the primary election, some candidates will be elected, including school board members, clerk of courts, judges, county commissioners and the region’s state attorney.
Both candidates for State Attorney's Office, Chris Crowley and Amira Fox have sent accusations and insults swirling throughout their race.
Meanwhile, for the first time in several years, there’s a democratic primary in the 19th Congressional District.
It’s a solid GOP district but democratic candidates, David Holden and Todd Truax, are hoping to unseat Republican Representative Francis Rooney.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VOTE
According to Florida's Division of Elections, about 20% of registered voters cast their ballots in early voting.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Voters will be allowed to vote if they are still in line at 7 p.m., and voters must bring a valid I.D.
Those voting by mail-in ballot need to submit their ballot by 7 P.M. Tuesday, August 28th.