ESCAMBIA COUNTY, Fla. (WALA) - Nearly 6,700 voters have already turned out for early voting but Tuesday is Florida citizens' last chance to take part in the Florida primary election; polls open at 7 a.m.
If you think it's a little early to see campaign signs, you're right.
This year's primary was moved up because of the Republican National Convention taking place in Tampa later this month.
Escambia County Supervisor of Elections David Stafford said, "I think it remains to be seen what kind of effect that's gonna have here on turnout."
Elections supervisors expect around 25 percent voter turnout by the time polls close on Tuesday. Officials say the 2010 census led to changes to polling locations, so it's important to ensure that you go to the right polling place before they close at 7 p.m. Polling locations are listed on your voter registration card.
Florida holds a closed primary, meaning each voter must vote for his or her respective party.
There are some interesting races to look forward to.
Incumbent Democratic Senator Bill Nelson is up for re-election and he'll face a challenge from Glenn Burkett.
Other Republicans want Nelson's seat too and voters can choose between U.S. Representative Connie Mack and a handful of other contenders.
In Escambia County, Sheriff David Morgan is competing for a new term. He faces former deputy John Russell Powell.
Regardless of the voting limitations, independent voters can play a role in this primary. There are three local contests that will be decided after tomorrow's primary election: public defender, ECUA District 3, and ECUA District 5.
Stafford said, "Even though you may not be a registered Republican or Democrat, there is still something on the ballot, a minimum of two races for everybody who's a registered voter in the county."
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