BOSTON (WWLP) - Gomez is just hoping his hard work has paid off. Not too long ago, not everyone knew who Gabriel Gomez was and he's up against someone who's been in Washington for a number of years.
Gomez cast his ballot in Cohasset Monday morning where he lives. He spent the rest of the day campaigning, asking people to get out and vote republican this Election Day.
His supporters will be gathering at the Seaport Hotel at 7:00 and 22News will be here to track the numbers with them, we'll be at both headquarters.
Gabriel Gomez will of course be watching these numbers close, he's not considered the frontrunner in the race and would be new to Washington but he's spent a lot of time and money getting his message out.
What could sway the election is the number of voters.
Secretary of State William Galvin said earlier this week he thought this would be a low voter turnout.
Although, 22News talked to someone who says she's taking it seriously. Ann Shields of Springfield said, "I think it's one of the most important elections and I hope people will take this seriously and come out, it's a beautiful day."
As Gomez was campaigning Monday he pushed his message that he has fresh ideas while Markey has been in Washington and hasn't done anything.
There's been a lot of negative campaigning between both; we'll find out tonight if it's had an impact on voters.
The poles remain open until tonight at 8:00PM
Since this is a special election, whoever wins will have to run for re-election in November of 2014, a little more than 16 months from now.