So you hate to wait in lines on Election Day.

You have . Vote by mail or head to an early voting site between today and Nov. 4.

The general election is Nov. 6, but early bird voters began casting their ballots starting today at 7 a.m.

Early voting will continue through Nov. 4, with from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. in Broward, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties.

Florida voters, from governor all the way to the local city commission.

The marquee races are for governor and U.S. Senate, but voters will also choose members of the state Cabinet, legislators, judges and local representatives.

Voters statewide will also decide the fate of a dozen constitutional amendments. In some cases, they will also vote on referendum items put on the ballot by their county and city.

Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, is taking on U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, in what might be one of the most expensive races in the country.

Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, and former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, are vying for the governor’s seat.

While some voters still prefer to cast their ballots on Election Day, many opt for the convenience of early voting or mail-in voting.

Mail-in voters don’t have to stand in line and have the luxury of researching candidates and issues from the comfort of their own home.

If you get a mail-in ballot, but decide to head to the polls for early voting, make sure to bring your blank mail-in ballot to drop off the polling site.

Early voters can go to any early voting site, as long as they stay in the county they live in. Crowds are less likely on weekends and definitely more sparse than on Election Day.

Elections officials expect the line to get a bit longer on Sunday, Nov. 4, due to last-minute early voters and the event, where members of black churches head to the polls en masse.

Universities throughout the state are being added to the list of early-voting sites thanks to a federal court striking down a statewide ban on .

In Broward, voters can cast ballots at Nova Southeastern University in Davie.

In Miami-Dade County, voters can head to Florida International University’s main campus.

And Palm Beach County voters now have the option of voting at Florida Atlantic University’s main campus in Boca Raton.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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