Decision Apopka 2018Is the pace of returned ballots trending towards a low turnout?Election day in Apopka may be March 13th, but hundreds of ballots have already been received in the race for mayor, and two city commission seats. On February 6th, vote-by-mail ballots were sent to Apopka voters who requested them from the Orange County Supervisor of Elections (OCSE) office, and after 10 days, 663 have been returned.That may seem like a lot, but it’s approximately half of the ballots returned in the 2014 mayoral election that pitted (then) Commissioner Joe Kilsheimer against Mayor John Land. According to a source who tracked mail-in-ballots daily in 2014, there were 1,274 received after 10 days, which means that only 52% of the ballots received in the 2014 election have been received in 2018.According to the OCSE, 330 (49.77%) of the ballots received are from registered Republicans, while 229 (34.54%) are from Democrats, and 104 (15.69%) are listed as “other” or no affiliation.In the 2014 Apopka Mayoral general election, 47.8% (2,372) of the electorate voted by mail, while 52.2% (2,589) voted the day of the election, and Republicans outdistanced Democrats at the polls 49.64%-33.17%, with “other” and no affiliation making up 17.17% of the electorate.There is still time to request a vote-by-mail ballot:HOW TO REQUEST A VOTE-BY-MAIL BALLOTTo verify if you already have a request on file or check the status of your vote by mail ballot please click here.A request for a vote-by-mail ballot to be delivered via mail must be received no later than 5 p.m. the 6th day (Wednesday) prior to an election.NOTE: Be sure to provide your current address. BALLOTS ARE NOT FORWARDABLE and you must vote according to where you live.Online: You may request a vote-by-mail ballot online.To have a ballot mailed to a temporary address you may not use the online form. Please download form to submit by mail or fax or as an email attachment with the voter’s signature. UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Please enter your comment! TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleWhy it can make sense to believe in the kindness of strangersNext articleCookies and Milk with a Cop this morning Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here By Phone: (407) 836-2070 or 407-836-8683By Mail/Fax: You can download the request form in PDF format and mail it into our office. Request form English or SpanishMilitary and Overseas Voters: may request the ballot online or, download, complete, sign and return the FPCA found at http://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca2013.pdfA signed written request is required when requesting a ballot to be mailed to an address that is different from the address on the registration record. You must include: your name, date of birth, current Orange County residential address, mailing address and the voter’s signature. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.