Frustration, uneasiness, even disgust.

Will Jenkins summed it up for many Tuesday after voting at Graceway Presbyterian Church in Leesburg.

“I will be happy when it’s over,” he said of the presidential race and the nasty campaign ads that came with it. “Then, we won’t have to listen to all this crap.”

Another voter, who did not give his name, said it was about “the best of the bad candidates.” He wouldn’t say if he voted for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton.

“There was too much mud-slinging. We need to learn more about the issues,” said Ken Cary after voting at Silver Lake Community Church.

He voted for Trump. “Make America great again,” he said, echoing the Republican’s campaign slogan.

“I’m just interested in one race,” said Sue Cary, “the human race.”

One man, who refused to give his name, said he couldn’t believe that a country of more than 300 million people couldn’t come up with two better candidates for president.

“This country is going to hell and deserves to go to hell,” he said.

Ron Linkous, on the other hand, said he told his 16-year-old daughter that this was the most important election in his life because the next Supreme Court justices will be affecting the nation for the next 30 to 40 years.

It wasn’t the only issue. “There are too many unanswered questions about Clinton, the Clinton Foundation and her emails,” he said.

No matter who wins, he predicts trouble.

“I don’t know. I think we’re going to have gridlock for another four years.”

Walter Grabiak, sporting a white beard and a hat from the legendary aircraft carrier U.S.S. Saratoga, voted for Trump.

“He doesn’t kill babies,” he said of abortions.

More than a few showed up to vote in favor of legalizing medical marijuana.

“I don’t smoke, myself,” said Rachel Beckwith, but she says she has a friend who has seizures. “Her insurance won’t pay for the right kind of tests, and I have a sister and a mother who have cancer.”

Another woman, who identified herself only as Elizabeth, said she also supports medical marijuana. As a nurse, she works every day to ease suffering. She also supports continuation of the hospital district tax.

Outside Tavares City Hall, Clay Moffis said he thought voters were paying attention more than ever this year, thanks to President Barack Obama. “He’s been pretty controversial,” he said. “Things have gotten worse.”

People want change. In the primary, he said. Republicans put up “cardboard-type” candidates, and Trump surprised them by winning the nomination.

“We’ll see, give the man a chance. Hopefully he will do a good job if he wins.”

For some, it has not been an easy decision.

“This year I had to do a lot of soul-searching,” said Rachel Weaver, who was sitting on the back of her convertible, holding a sign for Gary Koerner, candidate for Tavares City Council.

For her, it was a question of who was “the worst.” An Army veteran, she voted for Trump for her friends who are still in the military because of “what I’ve seen her say in the past.”

“I had to hold my nose this year,” said Jack Walstad, 82, who voted at Venetian Gardens in Leesburg.

It wasn’t just the candidates or the issues that made this year’s election seem different. Unlike earlier years, polls were not only not crowded, but almost seemed abandoned sometimes, at least between the times people went to work and then came back home.

“Early voting,” explained Jennifer Glidewell, who was holding a sign for circuit judge candidate Brian Welke. More than half of Florida’s registered voters may have cast early ballots this year.

But if some people were troubled about this year’s choices, at least one unidentified man was happy -- about the team that won the World Series. He was wearing a Chicago Cubs jersey and had a spring in his step as he left the polling place at Graceway. He won’t be among at least half the people today who will be muttering, “Wait until next time.”