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Strong voter turnout expected in Apopka

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Welcome to Apopka Election Day 2016

It's finally here Apopka. Election Day 2016, the final chapter.img_0144

Over 400,000 voters cast ballots in the 2016 election either at early voting sites or by mail, which is over half the registered voters in Orange County. In and around Apopka, over 29,000 of you have voted.

This is the fourth and final Election Day event The Apopka Voice will cover in 2016, and expect no less than comprehensive reporting beginning at sunrise and ending only when the last ballot is counted.

Depending on where you vote, there are 30 contests on the ballot give-or-take. Today we vote for a president, a senator, a congressional representative, a state house and senate member, several judges and amendments, a tax collector, a school board member, a sheriff and an election supervisor to name just a few.

The Apopka Voice will focus on four local races that seem to have caught the imagination of the community the most - the District 7 School Board election between Christine Moore and Matthew Fitzpatrick, The 10th Congressional District election between Val Demings and Thuy Lowe, the Florida House District 31 race between Jennifer Sullivan and Robert Rightmyer and the Orange County Sheriff's race between Jerry Demings and Spike Hopkins.

Rain or shine, it should be an exciting day. Be sure to get out and vote if you haven't already.img_0146

Stay with The Apopka Voice all day for wall-to-wall coverage of the elections. There will be published features of candidates, on-site updates from the polling places…plus election results as soon as they are known beginning at 7:00 PM. And check back tomorrow for analysis of the races... who won, who lost, why, and what lies ahead as it relates to the voters and citizens of Apopka.

Have a great Election Day, and hopefully in the coming days, weeks and months the nation, state, county, city and community can come together under these leaders both incumbent and new.

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