The Apopka Voice Reader Poll 3.0
33 days and counting.
On Tuesday, March 13th Apopka will elect a mayor and two city commissioners. The names Kilsheimer, Nelson, Velazquez, Bell, Koutsoulieris, Nolan, Kidd, Knight, Mott, and Smith are becoming abundantly more visible as the 10 candidates for elected office in Apopka roll out their messages on how they would lead the community.
You've seen two polls from The Apopka Voice in December and January that didn't show a lot of movement. Is this race already etched in stone? Is the cake baked? Is there any reason for another poll?
We believe so.
A lot has happened in the past month when we published the Apopka Reader's Poll 2.0. There was a mayoral debate. There was a candidate forum. There were 30 days of campaigning and door knocking, which in a political campaign is an eternity.
For the first time, we heard the unvarnished words of Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson. Who won that debate? Did either of them gain your vote in the last 30 days? Did any of the city commission candidates knock on your door and convince you to vote for them? Did the Farmworker's Association Candidate Forum sway you?
Where do these races stand with a little over a month to go?
In this poll, we ask the same simple question "If the elections were held today, who would you vote for?" The poll opens at noon on Friday, February 9th, and closes on Monday, February 12th at noon. This is the third time we have asked this question, so let's call this The Apopka Reader's Poll 3.0.
This is not a scientific poll. The margin of error is unknown, but it should reflect a snapshot of where our readers stand, with 33 days to go before Election Day. So vote for the candidates you think will best lead Apopka into its promising future.