Nearly 16 percent of Florida's registered Republican voters have made use of the absentee ballots and early voting facility before Tuesday's presidential primary. The polling starts at 7 a.m. on Tuesday in Florida Republican primary.

According to the Florida Department of State Web site, the state has 4,063,853 registered voters. Out of this 338,753 voters submitted absentee ballots, while 293,760 voters took advantage of the early voting facility, according to a Miami Herald report.

Florida has two time zones and so polls close at 7 p.m. in their respective time zones, therefore state-wide polling will be completed by 8 p.m. in the Eastern Time Zone and 7 p.m. in Central time zone counties.

Florida election results are expected to be out on election night, Jan. 31, at 8 p.m. EST to accommodate voting in the CST counties. 

The state-wide results will be available in the Florida Department of State Web site link given here.

Florida Primary Election Results 2012 (Live) 

Florida is a closed primary which allows only registered voters and they need a photo identification.

Florida voters can find their polling station here.

According to the latest polls, Mitt Romney is leading the Republican race with Newt Gingrich in second place. Winning the state is important for the Republican presidential hopefuls as the winner gets all delegates in the state.