Published: Sep 13, 2011 9:07 PM EDT

CAPE CORAL, Fla - Tuesday was primary day in Cape Coral.

Hundreds of people have showed up to cast their ballot in an election that could very well change the balance of power in the city.

Already three thousand people voted during early voting last week.

Tuesday more people showed up to the polls saying they're ready for a change.

"The water plant has me concerned because it's so much money we have wasted," said  Mary Jean Diaz, a Cape Coral resident.

Issues from ranging from the ongoing utilities expansion project to taxes and union fights have Mary and other Cape Coral voters saying enough.

"We need new blood. We don't need the same people all the time," Mary said.

In this primary election there are 19 candidates vying for four council seats.

Among the candidates are three incumbents: Derrick Donnell, Bill Deile, and Pete Brandt.

Brandt and Deile are part of the group known as the "Fab Five-- five council members who are thought to always vote together.

Other members: Eric Keuhn is not seeking re-election for his district five seat, Councilmember Chris Chulakes-Leetz and Mayor John Sullivan aren't up for re-election until 2013.

Tuesday's vote could shift the way the city moves forward.

"I'm hoping for some change up there," said Mark Muerth.

Muerth is the President of the Cape Coral's Firefighter's Union.

Both the firefighters and police unions are at odds with the city over department budgets.

Last week they organized a rally outside city hall.

And Tuesday they hope voters send another message.

"I think the city is just fed up with where they are going," Muerth said.

Not all Cape Coral voters agree.

Some say they support the current council and the job it's doing.

"They are taking good care of the city and I'm very happy with everybody," said Zaida E'Apont

For other voters it's strictly about the issues, no matter who the  candidate.

"Taxes are extremely important now. We're taking that into consideration when we vote and we are voting for those who are not going to raise taxes," said voter Jeff Becker.

The top two winners in each district race will face off in the General Election in November.