Many people have already voted for the midterm election

Posted at 5:52 AM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 02:19:53-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The midterm election is about 24-hours away, and in both Florida and Georgia several key races are on the ballot.

Many have already cast their ballots for the candidates they feel will best serve the community.

WTXL ABC 27's Jada Williams was live Monday morning with a breakdown of the early voting numbers.

More than 37 percent of registered voters in Leon County have already cast their ballots for the midterm election.

That number is more than double that from the last mid-term election in 2014.

The county Supervisor of Elections office reports that's more than 79,000 ballots have been cast.

This year, 56,000 people turned up to polling locations to vote early, while a little less than 28,000 did so in 2014.

Voter turnout in that year was just under 57 percent.

The Florida and Georgia governor's race both have garnered a lot of national attention, even attracting celebrities.

Still to make an appearance in the Capital City are DJ Khaled, Tiffany Haddish and Diddy. Diddy will headline the Bring it Home Midnight Rally on FAMU's campus.

Meanwhile, Lara Trump and Marco Rubio will be following in the president's footsteps Monday to campaign for Republican gubernatorial nominee Ron Desantis.

That follows campaigning by President Donald Trump and Rudy Guilliani over the weekend.

Both candidates are campaigning feverishly up until the last minute.

The Bring It In Midnight Rally will be held at the Lawson Center, and check in will start at 9:30 a.m.

Things should wrap up by 1 a.m. to make sure those in attendance can get some rest before polls open up at 7 a.m.