Decision Apopka 2018
For most of the early voting/mail-in-ballot cycle, Apopka voters had lagged behind their performance in the 2014 election. But in the last week, a surge of votes received seems to suggest the 2018 election may have a larger turnout than its predecessor.
Going into the last weekend before Election Day, the Orange County Supervisor of Elections (OCSE) office has received 2,305 ballots for the Apopka Mayoral and City Commission (Seats #1 and #2) races.
Of the 2,305 votes either cast early or received by mail-in-ballots, 48.25% are Republican, 36.22% are Democrat, and 15.64% are non-party affiliation. 1,260 of the votes received were from Precinct 9104 (VFW/Apopka Community Center), which is 6.73% of its registered voters (18,732). 1,045 votes have been received from Precinct 9204 (Northwest Recreation Facility) which represents 8.35% of its registered voters (12,250). Overall, 7.38% of Apopka’s 31,252 voters have either mailed-in their ballots or voted early at the Supervisor of Elections Office in Orlando.
In the 2014 Apopka Mayoral general election, 47.8% (2,372) of the electorate voted by mail, while 52.2% (2,589) voted the day of the election, and Republicans outdistanced Democrats at the polls 49.64%-33.17%, with “other” and no affiliation making up 17.17% of the electorate.