AGAWAM, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s the final countdown to the midterm election with polls opening up at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. With Election Day looming, voters are checking in with themselves on the issues that matter most and making decisions on the candidate they think will get the job done.

22News asked voters in Agawam what issues were on their minds as they head to the polls Tuesday.

“Definitely the economy. Gas prices keep going up,” said Mike Coughlin.

David Kreps expressed, “Inflation. It’s totally, totally out of control.”

And, Joan Eagan added, “They just don’t do enough for us seniors or the veterans.”

Voters are gearing up to go to the polls, but some have already cast their ballot like Joan from Agawam, “So I would beat the crowds and I wanted to get it over with.”

The Governor’s race is at the top of the ballot with republican former state rep Geoff Diehl and Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey facing off for the open seat. But locally, there are two contested congressional races.

In Massachusetts’ first district, it’s between incumbent democrat Richard Neal and republican Dean Martilli. In the second district, Congressman James McGovern is being challenged by republican Jeffrey Sossa-Paquette.

Some state senate seats in Western Mass are up for grabs as well. Westfield Democratic Senator John Velis is running for his second full term in the State Senate. Velis is being challenged for re-election by Republican Cecilia Calabrese, a longtime Agawam city councilor and the council’s current vice president.

Democratic Secretary of State Bill Galvin is also up for reelection. He faces Republican Rayla Campbell in this year’s general election.

Four-term State Senator Eric Lesser’s seat has become open this election cycle after Lesser made an unsuccessful run for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. First-term State Representative Jake Oliveira of Ludlow will face off against Granby businessman Bill Johnson, a former town selectman.

While President Biden is not on the ballot, some voters like David see this as an opportunity to give a pulse on his policy, “The democrats are totally out of control and they’re killing the general person who goes to the grocery store.”

“When it comes down to it, they represent us and we need to make sure that they know that,” expressed Mike Coughlin.

Another key issue on the campaign trail to watch as voters cast their ballots is abortion access, with Roe Versus Wade overturned earlier this year.