Good morning Apopka. Welcome to Primary Election Day 2016. We are 69 days from the General Election on November 8th, but what happens today will shape the political direction voters are taking in Washington, Tallahassee, Orange County and Apopka alike.
This is the third Election Day event The Apopka Voice will cover, and expect no less than comprehensive reporting beginning at sunrise and ending only when the last ballot is counted.
The last time around, there were just four names on the ballot and two races for the Apopka City Commission. Today there are several primary matchups between democrats, republicans, senate, house, judges and the school board to name a few. We will publish results of all the elections on Apopka ballots as soon as they are known, but we will be focusing on two elections - the State House District 45 race between democrats Kamia Brown, Kelvin Cobaris, Greg Jackson, William Jusme and Peter Pham, and the Orange County Public School Board District 7 election between incumbent Christine Moore, challengers Isadora Dean, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Laura Rounds. These two races are expected to be close, and seem to have captured the intrigue of Apopka both in signage and social media.
Rain or shine, it should be an exciting day. Be sure to get out and vote if you haven't already.
Stay with The Apopka Voice all day for wall-to-wall coverage of the elections. There will be published features of candidates starting at 7:55 AM, 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 for the General Election in November as it relates to the voters and citizens of Apopka. So grab a steaming hot cup of coffee, settle in and watch democracy in action.
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