Patrick Riley reporting from precinct 222:
Golf carts filled the parking lot at the Bentley Village East Clubhouse Tuesday morning as some residents hopped off their cart to vote and others geared up to hit the links.
One of the many that arrived by golf cart that morning was Denise Praz, who lives at Vi at Bentley Village.
She voted for Hillary Clinton and the choice was easy, Praz said.
"I never wavered," she said. "Because she's the most qualified to be president."
Not long after Praz, Millie Ortiz-Charik, sporting a white "Women for Trump" T-shirt, made her way to the polling place.
The 57-year-old, who lives in North Naples and has worked as a volunteer for Donald Trump's campaign "since day one," said she is concerned about the direction she said the country is headed.
"I was born in Cuba, darling. I lived in a socialist country once. Came here. Open arms, this country welcomed my mother and I," Ortiz-Charik said. "We're on the wrong track. It's not going to happen like it happened in Cuba overnight, but we're on our way."
Ortiz-Charik said she is worried about the election results and doesn't trust "the process."
"I'm from Chicago. I've seen what can happen," she said. "It worries me when you don't have to show an ID in some states and, you know, when you hear how many people that have passed away are still voting."
Patrick Riley reporting from precinct 222:
For Karen Bailey voting for Donald Trump on Tuesday at the Bentley Village East Clubhouse was about challenging the status quo.
"We need a change," she said. "We need somebody strong. [...] Give him a chance, why not. We know what everybody else is doing."
John Beagan, 75, of Tarpon Cove said he couldn't vote for Hillary Clinton.
"I think she's totally corrupt," he said. "Not a good choice, but I voted for Trump."
Doris Beagan, 73, of Tarpon Cove, agreed.
"I'm the same way," she said. "I didn't want to vote for either one, but I took the lesser of the evils, and I used my conscience, and I voted for Trump."
Casting their vote for U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio was easier, they said.
"Strong candidate, good guy," John Beagan said.
He said he voted 'no' on Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in Florida, because he said marijuana is a "gateway drug."
"It's just a scary situation to introduce that to younger people and have it available," John Beagan said.
Dave Pfanenstiel, 68, of Vi at Bentley Village, cast his vote for Hillary Clinton.
"The way he (Trump) is, he doesn't give us any details on what he's going to do," Pfanenstiel said. "He just says, 'This is what I'm going to do,' and we're supposed to trust him. And I don't."
He, too, voted 'no' on Amendment 2.
"I'm afraid it's going to get out of control," Pfanenstiel said.
Patrick Riley reporting from precinct 223:
A steady stream of voters flocked to the polls at St. John the Evangelist Life Center Tuesday morning.
Among them was John Morris, 53, of North Naples, who cast his vote for Donald Trump.
"I think we need change," he said. "I'm tired of the same policies, and I don't like all the corruption that's going on."
Sal Gonzalez, too, voted for Trump, albeit reluctantly.
"I really don't lean either way, I try to pick the best choice, I'm not so sure we had a good choice this time," Gonzalez, 51, of North Naples, said. "I'm not real fond of Obamacare, and I know this was something that the Clintons tried starting a long time ago, so to me it's just an extension of them, and I don't know that Hillary is the most honest person. Not in love with Trump. But I think it's the lesser of both evils."
In the U.S. Senate race, Gonzalez voted for Marco Rubio.
"I think Rubio has always done a good job," he said. "He seems like he's a bit above the fray. I think he would've been, you know, maybe he's too young or too inexperience to be president yet, but I think he's doing a good job in the Senate."
For Jeremy Henry, 33, of Naples Park, it was Donald Trump's demeanor that turned him off.
"I think Donald Trump might be one of the most arrogant people on the planet," he said. "I guess, lesser of two evils was Hillary."
Dana Giles, 35, of North Naples, voted for Trump because she was concerned about the turmoil in the Middle East.
"I think we need a stronger military," she said. "I think we need to act on more homeland security."
In the U.S. Senate race, Giles cast her vote for Democrat Patrick Murphy, because Rubio was "just a little too conservative."
"I think climate change is a big deal," she said. "I mean, I don't think it's the biggest deal, but I think that it's definitely something that we should be looking at a little bit more closely. I mean, we're very wasteful."
With an aunt that suffers from epilepsy, Giles decided to vote for Amendment 2, which would legalize medical marijuana in Florida.
"It needs to be controlled, and I'm sure it will be," she said. "But I think pot smokers will always be pot smokers, and people that are not pot smokers (are) not going to be pot smokers."
Regardless of who wins the presidential race, Giles said she hopes "it works out for everyone."