EAST LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – Just miles apart, both Governor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican candidate Tudor Dixon rallied supporters and made their case to undecided voters, hours before the polls open across the state.

Both candidates are using every minute left on the clock to energize their bases. While Dixon met crowds around west Michigan, Whitmer came together with fellow Democrats to rally Michigan State University students.

Both had a message that tomorrow decides Michigan’s future.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, Attorney General Dana Nessel and several other candidates joined governor Gretchen Whitmer to encourage students to vote Tuesday.

“This is a crucial moment in our state. This is about fundamental rights. This is about protecting the climate so you can live long healthy lives in this state. This is about good-paying jobs so you can live your dream right here in Michigan,” Whitmer said.

Speech after speech, the future of fair elections and abortion access were top of mind.

In west Michigan, Republican candidate Tudor Dixon made her final push in Coldwater and Grand Rapids.

“Make sure everybody you know goes to the polls tomorrow. We have to get everybody out because this is a moment where parents need to speak up,” Dixon said.

More than a hundred energized supporters packed a hanger in Grand Rapids. In her speech to voters, Dixon reiterated her criticism of Whitmer’s handling of the pandemic and policies on education and business. She says her biggest concern is what lies ahead for Michigan.

“This isn’t about us. This is about the future. This is about our kids and that Michigan lives on and doesn’t get crushed by liberal radicals,” said Dixon.

Recent polls have shown Whitmer with a double-digit lead over Dixon in this closely watched race for governor.