Voters and volunteers poll workers go about the business of casting ballots at Precinct #516 in the North Greenwood Recreation Complex on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Clearwater. Polls opened at 7 a.m. local time across Florida and will stay open until the last voter in line by 7 p.m. has cast a ballot.
Hour by hour, the latest on the outcome of the balloting in Florida and nationwide.
Measure to bring the hourly amount up to $15 over the next few years barely passed the 60 percent threshold.
Republicans may even grow their majority.
Charlie Crist, Kathy Castor and Gus Bilirakis all won reelection, as did sheriffs Chad Chronister and Bob Gualtieri.


  1. St. Petersburg mayoral candidate Wengay Newton poses for a portrait at his childhood home which he has donated to Pinellas County Habitat for Humanity pictured on June 17 in St. Petersburg
  2. St. Petersburg mayoral candidates Darden Rice, left, and Ken Welch are at odds over support each has received from area Republicans. Both are Democrats, but the mayor's race is a non-partisan affair.
  3. A voter drops off a mail ballot for early voting at the Pinellas County Election Services County Building on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 in St. Petersburg.
  4. President Joe Biden speaks during an event on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus in Washington. It includes soft infrastructure items like investments in child care, family tax credits and other domestic programs.
  5. Candidate Ken Welch shakes hands with Mayor Rick Kriseman during a press conference to announce Kriseman’s endorsement of Welch as the next mayor of St. Petersburg, Monday, July 19, 2021 in St. Petersburg.
  6. Construction on the Ridge Road Extension in West Pasco. An angry dispute over a proposed apartment complex near the Tanglewood neighborhood has further stirred up what already looked like a competitive race for a countywide commissioner’s seat.
  7. U.S, Sen. Rick Scott speaks during the Road to Majority convention at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee on Friday, June 18, 2021.
  8. The City Council chamber at St. Petersburg City Hall.
  9. A voter walks toward a polling location on Election Day in Austin, Texas on Nov. 3, 2020.
  10. Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, has been removed from his position as chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee.
  11. FILE - Rioters try to break through a police barrier at the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. Some of the best sources for "Day of Rage," a painstaking 40-minute video investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, were the rioters themselves — an irony given the hostility many had toward journalists. That's according to the executive in charge of the New York Times' project. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
  12. Darden Rice (left) and Ken Welch are candidates in St. Petersburg's mayoral race.
  13. Former Tampa Bay Times Political Editor Adam Smith has been named Tampa Mayor Jane Castor's communications director.
  14. St. Petersburg City Hall. [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  15. The Manatee County Sheriff's Office spent nearly four months investigating County Commissioner Vanessa Baugh before issuing a 113-page report that concluded there was no probable cause to charge Baugh with a crime.
  16. Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley. TIMES (2008)
  17. Hillsborough County Commissioner Stacy White, during a February press conference in Brandon.
  18. Torry Nelson at Tuesday's St. Petersburg mayoral debate. The 43-year-old launched a last-minute bid for mayor.
  19. In this June 21 photo, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani speaks during a campaign event for Republican mayoral candidate Curtis Sliwa in New York. An appeals court suspended Giuliani from practicing law in New York because he made false statements while trying to get courts to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the presidential race. The ruling, signed Thursday, June 24 will prevent Giuliani from representing clients as a lawyer.
  20. Camden County Public Health Nurse William Latham vaccinates Michelle Gant, of Berlin, with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday at Camden County College, N.J.
  21. Michael S. Levinson poses for a profile on June 17. The perennial candidate is bringing unorthodox ideas to the race for mayor of St. Petersburg.
  22. Michael Ingram, 20, attends the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg campus as a political science major.  He is also a St. Petersburg mayoral candidate.
  23. Screenshot of the June 22, 2021, St. Petersburg mayoral debate, hosted by the Tampa Bay Times and Bay News 9.
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