ELECTION DAY PHOTOS: Candidates Push for Last Minute Votes
The leading Republican candidates for Florida governor, Rick Scott and Bill McCollum, both spent time in Jacksonville on Tuesday.
Underscoring the importance of the First Coast in selecting a nominee, Scott waved signs and held an event at the St. Johns Town Center last night, then left the area only to return hours laters for sign waving in the morning at the Pablo Creek Regional Library on the Southside.
Scott then left to visit his home in Naples and cast his own ballot.
McCollum, the fading front-runner looked to hold onto a narrow lead.He jumped around the state today, campaigning with supporters (including State Representative Lake Ray) at the corner of Monument Rd. and Atlantic Blvd. near the Regency Square Mall.
McCollum will end his day with a victory party in Orlando.
In local races, the candidates stayed up late and woke up early to position signs at polling places and shake the final few hands before voting ends at 7pm.
Contested primaries for U.S. Congress in Districts 3 and 6, State Senate District 8 and State House District 16 are on ballots around the area. Plus numerous School Board and County Commission races.
Turnout, thus far, has been very low and is expected to struggle to top 20%. Many of those votes are people who either voted early or via absentee ballot.
Here are a few photos we captured during today's voting...