The polls didn't just open in Lubbock Monday, people across the state began voting, including the two men running for governor.
Rick Perry cast his vote at a senior center in Austin Monday morning. He used a new paper-less voting machine where you touch the screen to cast your vote. The Governor says he hopes all eligible Texans will go to the polls, and he used the occasion to take a shot at Tony Sanchez.
"The key today (Monday) is to bring attention to people to go vote. It is a great privilege. It is a right that Texans need to exercise. Matter of fact, I congratulate Mister (Tony) Sanchez for voting for the first time in eight years." said Governor Perry.
Sanchez voted in his hometown of Laredo. The Democrat says despite what some polls say, he believes he will defeat Rick Perry on November fifth.
"Those are public polls ok. Public polls even during the primary were always 10 to 15 points back from our polls which are the most accurate and we rely on our polls which are the most accurate. And we are tied with him. I am going to beat Rick Perry and I think he is starting to realize that right now," said Sanchez.
After voting, Sanchez attended "Get-Out-The-Vote" rallies throughout the Rio Grande Valley.