Apopka's 2022 Election Day may be March 8th, but hundreds of ballots have already been received by the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office (SOE) in the race for mayor, and two city commission seats. On February 2nd, 7,472 vote-by-mail ballots were sent to Apopka voters by the SOE, and after 12 days, 1,265 have been returned (105.41 ballots per day).
That is a faster pace than 2018 when Mayor Bryan Nelson faced then-Mayor Joe Kilsheimer, and 910 voters mailed ballots back in the first 15 days (60.66 ballots per day).
It is, however, comparable to the 2014 election, which pitted Kilsheimer against then-MayorJohn Land. In that election, 1,534 ballots were received in the first 15 days (102.26 ballots per day).
According to the SOE, 586 (46.3%) of the ballots received are from registered Republicans, 458 (36.2%) are from Democrats, and 221 (17.4%) are listed as independent, no party affiliation, or others.
In 2018, 2,575 (39.6%) Apopka voters used vote-by-mail ballots, while 3,856 (59.38%) voted on election day. Only 25 voters made the drive to Orlando to the SOE office to vote early, but with early voting at the VFW/Apopka Comunity Center in 2022, that figure is expected to increase significantly. In total, 6,492 voters participated in the 2018 election, which was a 20.7% turnout rate.
To request a vote-by-mail ballot, track your ballot, or for more details on voting-by-mail, go here.
Early voting will be held at the Apopka Community Center (VFW) located at 519 S. Central Avenue, Apopka, FL 32703.
Early voting will also be held at Orange County Supervisor of Elections located at 119 W. Kaley Street, Orlando, FL 32806.
Voters should report to their assigned polling location on Election Day on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.
There are two locations, please visit the Orange County Supervisor of Elections to view your assigned polling location.
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