The rain, thunder and lightning didn't keep voters away this morning. It also didn't keep Gulfport Mayor Mike Yakes indoors, even though he previously voted with a mail-in ballot.
Yakes came out to see residents and show support for the election process. Watch our video and hear more from Yakes about the importance of voting.
Have you voted yet? The polls in Pinellas County are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. In Gulfport, several residents waited in line before polls opened this morning.