Voters know they are helping to make history, and just the thought of either a woman or an Africa American being on the ballot is exciting.
"Either way, whichever one wins, I'm going to win," said voter Freddie Shelby.
"It's a very exciting election year," said voter Terry Boudoin.
Sen. Clinton was leading Sen. Obama as polls opened at 7 a.m. Both candidates are making last minute efforts at reaching voters across the primary states.
Many voters in Los Angeles say this is the first time in a long time that they feel their vote will make a difference.
"I like both of them, I mean, they both have ideas that are good for the country, but then again so does some of the Republicans," said voter Victor Grant. "I think this is just a great time in our country to be engaged and to participate."
When asked what other factors will contribute to the expected high turnout Tuesday, voters said a lot of it has to do with being anxious to say goodbye to President Bush.
"Good riddance, goodbye. Enjoy your vacation, 'cause you've been on vacation since you started," said voter Calvin Bennett. "The whole country is just kind of sick of it, sick of the lies."
"It's time for a change," said one voter.
Polls close at 8 p.m.