EARLY VOTING DAY 1
With the election still two weeks away some people are trying to catch the early bird-voting special.
For one voter this day couldn't come any sooner. "I've been dreaming about this for months I couldn't wait. I couldn't wait to vote," said Florence Garcia.
Florence Garcia of Gainesville made it a day out with her friends. She managed to avoid the lines and crowds expected on November 4th.
Alachua County supervisor of elections Pamela Carpenter explained its an efficient way of getting the job done. "As you know there are no long lines so I'm encouraging everybody to come early to avoid the long lines at the polls," she said.
The turnout today has been strong. Thousands of voters have already cast their ballot. For more on this story please see video: