There are races for school board members and representatives to soil and water conservation districts. There are yes-or-no questions about whether to retain three Florida Supreme Court justices for another six-year term. And there are nearly a dozen proposed amendments - many of them wordy and confusing - to the state's constitution, covering issues ranging from property taxes to state funding of abortions to whether lawmakers should have the power to spend tax dollars on religious schools.
The lengthy ballots already have exacerbated long early voter lines at some precincts in recent days. And if voters flocking to the polls Tuesday take time to read them thoroughly before making their choices, it could be a long night.
"This is the longest ballot I can remember," Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark told the Tampa Bay Times. "The voter who sees this ballot the first time may need smelling salts."
The Florida Democratic Party went to court early Sunday because hundreds of voters in Palm Beach, Miami-Dade and Broward counties were left standing in line when the polls closed Saturday evening.
After the suit was filed, elections officials in the three counties opened their offices and allowed voters to vote by absentee ballot.
But confusion reigned in the Miami-Dade town of Doral when the elections office, swamped with voters, shut its doors. Officials blamed technical problems, but the Miami Herald reported that Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez, a Republican whose seat is officially nonpartisan, was behind the closure.
After an hour, voting resumed.
Early voting has been a focus of bitter partisan contention in Florida. Last year, the GOP-controlled legislature cut the period available for early voting from a maximum of 14 days to eight days. This past week, Republican Gov. Rick Scott rebuffed Democratic requests that he use his emergency authority to extend early balloting.
Overall, 4.4 million Floridians had voted early as of Monday. Registered Democrats comprised 42.6 percent of the vote and Republicans 39.5 percent, giving Obama and apparent edge. His early-vote advantage, however, is considerably behind his 2008 pace.
Romney's itinerary for Monday included Florida, Virginia and Ohio. His day - but not his campaign, will end with a rally in New Hampshire - the state where Romney's campaign officially began 17 months ago.
"Tomorrow, we begin a new tomorrow. Tomorrow, we begin a better tomorrow. This nation is going to begin to change for the better tomorrow," Romney told a crowd of more than 3,000 people in Sanford, Fla., in his first event of the day. "We can begin a better tomorrow tomorrow, and with the help of the people in Florida, that's exactly what's going to happen."
On Monday, Obama scheduled campaign stops in Wisconsin and Ohio, before finishing his day in Des Moines at a rally with first lady Michelle Obama and rock icon Bruce Springsteen.
Obama's trip to Iowa is also a political homecoming of sorts: in 2008, his win in the Iowa caucuses helped launch his challenge to favorite Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic primaries.
Vice President Joe Biden said Monday he was optimistic.
"I think we're going to win," Biden told reporters traveling with him in Virginia. "I think we'll win Ohio. I think we'll win Wisconsin. I think we'll win Iowa. I think we'll win Nevada. I think we'll win New Hampshire. I think Florida will be close, but I think we have a real shot at winning. And this state, we've got a clear shot at winning."
David Plouffe, a senior Obama adviser, and David Axelrod, a top strategist for the campaign, echoed that optimism.
"Our focus is on just the nine battlegrounds, and in those we've had a small but consistent lead for a long time," Plouffe told reporters accompanying Obama.
"We've said we see many different paths to 270 [electoral votes], and all those different paths are still there today that we saw a year ago," Axelrod said. "We think there are myriad ways to get there. We're not throwing Hail Marys in states we're not going to win to try to get to 270. That's the difference between the campaigns."
Axelrod added: "It will not be tied tomorrow. We're going to win. . . . This was destined to be a very tight race. We knew that. We built an organization for that reason."
He predicted that Obama would win both the popular vote and the electoral vote. "This is the season for weird theories, but we're very, very confident of both those things, he said."