One after the other, the candidates for U.S. Senate filed in to Honolulu Hale on Wednesday, joining the line of walk-in voters, followed by cheering fans and well-wishers.
U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono's entourage included U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.
Each one of the candidates filled out forms, stood in line, and choose paper ballots over electronic.
"This race is about us. It's about the people of Hawaii. It's about our future," said former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle, who talked to media after casting her vote.
"I have people all over this state who are committed to this state, to this race in the senate, because they understand there are a lot of decisions that get made in Washington, D.C., that affect us here at home," she said.
"It was just very kind to have the senator come down and support me in this way," said Hirono. "It's been quite the marathon, but the people of Hawaii understand the differences between me and my republican challenger and I feel good about the people I've talked with and the support I'm getting.
Back at Honolulu Hale, voters took time to share their thoughts and their exhaustion with this election season, but each one realizing just how much their thoughts and their vote matters.
"There's a lot going on in our state right now, so I just hope enough people will get out and vote," said June Anderson.
"I can't wait till it's all over, all the negative ads, but hopefully some good will come out of it," said Blair Norris.
"I read the article about people here in Hawaii not voting and I voted in the last president election, and I wanted to make sure I voted for this one," said Joe Klisiewecz.