Whitmer casts her ballot in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Democratic candidate for governor Gretchen Whitmer cast her vote Tuesday morning at her designated polling location in East Lansing.

Whitmer, accompanied by her daughters, cast her ballot in front of a number of reporters and photographers.

Whitmer told News 10 she's proud of the way she's run her campaign.

"I think I jumped in early and I got into all 83 counties well before the primary and, when you do that, it really does help you stay tethered to the things that matter to people. I don't have to guess what's on peoples mind. I'm talking and listening and learning and building plans and solving problems," Whitmer said.

Following submitting her ballot, Whitmer was joined by Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow, who will be with Whitmer most of Election Day as they continue to campaign around the state.

Stabenow, the incumbent in the race against Republican John James, voted absentee prior to Election Day.

Gretchen Whitmer is up against Republican Bill Schuette for the governor's chair.

Democratic candidates are meeting Tuesday in Detroit to await election results.