Para leer esta noticia en español, haga clic aqui.There are more than 13 million registered voters in the state of Florida.
Before in-person Early Voting began last week, more than 1 million voters in Florida had already voted by mail for the November general election.
The close races for both governor and U.S. senate are being credited for the high voter turnout in a midterm election. Florida voters will be choosing between gubernatorial candidates Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, and former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Republican. Gillum has been endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders, while President Trump's support of DeSantis likely led to his victory over Adam Putnam in the primaries. Meanwhile, outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott is challenging incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson in a race that could determine whether Republicans maintain control of the chamber.
Early voting has begun in all Southwest Florida counties, and in most cases, continues through Nov. 3, days before Election Day. The map below shows Election Day polling places in dark green, those that are open both for Early Voting and Election Day in light green and those only open for Early Voting in yellow. You can click the top right of the map to enlarge it in a new window with an interactive legend, and you can click on each polling place for hours of operation and, in Lee County, directions to the location.
This map was created by WGCU's Rachel Iacovone, using information provided by the Supervisors of Elections for Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Hendry and Glades counties for the 2018 General Election in Southwest Florida.