TAMPA (FOX 13) - Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn is leading by example, going to the polls to cast his ballot during early voting.
With almost no lines Saturday, the mayor said everyone should come out early and have their voices heard, with less hassle and waiting on primary day March 15.
"If you don't vote, you don't get a voice. Irrespective of where you are in the political spectrum, I am urging everyone to just come out and vote," Buckhorn said Saturday
Mayor Buckhorn has been vocal about his support of democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. He traveled to New Hampshire earlier this month to help her campaign there.
Early voting began February 29 in Hillsborough County and will be open every day through March 13 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Hillsborough County's Supervisor of Elections said on Saturday, at 6:15 p.m., 52,502 mail-in ballots had been received, as well as 20,788 in person votes for the Presidential Preference Primary had been cast so far.