The line of voters at C. Blythe Andrews Jr. Public Library snaked toward the parking lot on Tuesday morning.
Some voters gripped umbrellas. Others wore caps or ponchos, or huddled under the library's entrance in an attempt to stay dry before casting their vote on Election Day.
Melvin Doyle, a Tampa resident of 66 years, said he was voting on Tuesday, rain or shine. The retiree said the lackluster economy was the issue he was most adamant about.
"I don't have a problem with the weather," he said, holding an umbrella. "People need to come out so we can work together. Some people don't know what he (President Barack Obama) meant when he said 'change.' We have someone (in office) who wants to do something."