Decision Apopka 2018/ The noon report
Only 335 votes cast since polls opened
Updated at 5:30 PM: A steady, off-and-on rain that has been present since the polls opened at 7 AM seems to be hampering voter turnout in the Apopka City Commission Seat #2 election between Alice Nolan and incumbent Commissioner Diane Velazquez. As of 5:30 PM, only 847 voters had gone to the Apopka Community Center or the Northwest Recreation Complex to cast their ballots.
Combined with 1,863 early voting and mail-in-ballots cast, the total election turnout is at 2,715, which is far behind the record-setting pace of 6,493 that voted in the March 13th general election. 4,808 of those votes were cast for either Nolan (2,478) or Velazquez (2,330) in the general election.
Stay with The Apopka Voice all day for wall-to-wall coverage of the election for updates and election results as soon as they are known after the polls close at 7:00 PM.