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Westchase Residents Cast Their Votes

The Hillsborough County polls are open from 7am-7pm today.

Primary day rolled along without much incident in Westchase and surrounding voting precints Tuesday morning.

By 2:30 p.m., the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections office reported that 10 precincts reported about 18 percent of eligible voters in the sample precincts had cast their ballots today.

"Everything is going really well," said Travis Abercrombie, Public Information Coordinator for Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office. "Turnout is projected to be about 7 percent; other than that the weather is beautiful."

In Westchase voters milled in and out of Westchase Swim and Tennis Center, Precinct 500 selecting between the list of Republican candidates: Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

While , from the sampling of voters exiting the poll Mitt Romney seemed to be the popular candiate.

Westchae resident Valerie Henry summed up her choice for a candidate with one word: "Electability."

Matt Robertson, a financial analyst, said he chose Romney because he liked him "better than everyone else."

"Gingrich was my representative in Georgia and I didn't like him," Robertson said.

Spending topped Robertson's list of issues in this election.

"I think about my daughter," he said. "I'm worried that if we spend so much now they'll be nothing left to take care of her."

The polls will remain open today until 7 p.m. If you don’t know your precinct, enter your address here or view a list of polling places on votehillsborough.org.

Still need to vote? Here's what you need to bring to the poll:

  • Valid photo/ID with signature (examples include a drivers license, debit or credit card with photo and signature, passport, neighborhood ID card, or Military ID.)
Matt Robertson January 31, 2012 at 04:28 PM
It was nice to talk to you outside the Swim & Tennis center, Nicole. I look forward to checking out Westchase Patch regularly from now on; looks great! -Matt
Nicole Hutcheson January 31, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Thanks Matt. It's always good to meet new people and let them know about the site. Have a great week!

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