Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (I) cast his first vote as an independent Tuesday and what did he have to say about it?

"I'm really looking forward to voting for some great judges today," he told a local paper.

Crist is running for the Senate but, because he changed his voter registration from Republican to independent, he can't vote in any of the state's big primaries such as the gubernatorial race or the Senate campaign.

He is allowed to vote for judicial and school board races, according to the Tampa Tribune.

"Being an independent is very liberating and refreshing,'' Crist told the paper.

Crist will find out his Democratic competition after Tuesday's vote. Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) is leading self-funding billionaire Jeff Greene in the polls and is expected to garner the Democratic nomination. Former state House Speaker Marco Rubio is the likely Republican nominee.