Apopka opens second voting precinct for March elections

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Decision Apopka 2018:Northwest Recreation Complex joins Apopka Community Center as voting sitesThe VOICE of Local ElectionsThe Apopka City Council voted 5-0 last night to open a second voting precinct for the General Election on March 13th, 2018.According to the Agenda Packet provided by the City for last night’s meeting, the clerks office budgeted for two precincts, and was approved in the fiscal year 2017-18 budget. It also states that the City Clerk’s office has had multiple complaints in the past that there is only one polling place in previous General Elections.The two precinct locations for the 2018 election will be the VFW/Apopka Community Center, located at 519 South Central Avenue and the Northwest Recreation Complex Conference Room (3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway). Electors will receive an informational voter card with their precinct listed.Early Voting remains at the Orange County Supervisor of Elections office at 119 West Kaley Street in Orlando. Voters may also request a vote-by-mail ballot through the Supervisor. For more details, go here.There are three elections on the 2018 ballot – Apopka Mayor, City Commission Seats #1 and #2.Incumbent Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer is being challenged by Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson in the 2018 Mayoral race.In the seat #1 election, Suzanne Kidd, Gene Knight, Theresa Mott, and Alexander Smith are  running to succeed retiring City Commissioner Billie Dean. In Seat #2, incumbent Commissioner Diane Velazquez is currently running unopposed.In the 2014 Apopka elections, 4,961 voters turned-out in the March 11th General Election, while 6,664 voted in the April 8th runoff.In 2016 10,374 turned-out in the March 15th General Election (which was enhanced by multiple voting precincts and presidential candidates also on the ballot in the Florida Primary), while 4,930 voted in the April 12th runoff, which had only one voting site.According to the City’s Public Information Office, it has not been determined if there will be a second polling place in the event of a runoff, which takes place in the event no candidate receives a majority of the votes in the General Election. October 20, 2017 at 12:20 pm TAGSDecision Apopka 2018Northwest Recreation ComplexVFW Apopka Community Center Previous articleOrange County closing Zellwood debris drop-off siteNext articleCookies and Milk with a Cop coming this weekend Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 I am not familiar with the Northwest Recreation Complex Conference Room. I don’t know where it is, other than out at NW complex. I have voted in a lot of different sites however. I have voted at the Methodist church on Park Avenue, the VFW/Community Center, the Apopka High, the Baptist church on Welch, the Baptist church right before Rock Springs, the Orange County Service Building on RSR, and even the library on 436, for a presidential election one year, and that one was the worst location of all, as it was a very long line that snaked around the building in the hot sun, and it was hours before I got to vote, plus virtually no parking spaces, as they were all took up by the people going to the library. The voters parked at 7-11, and got yelled at, at the auto parts store, the same, and down the side of Thompson Road, and even parked into the subdivision along the roadside in there where the homes were. Who made that decision to have a presidential election voter precinct at the library on 436 that doesn’t truly have enough parking for the customers, as it is now? 1 COMMENT Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply center_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more