Volusia County’s August Elections Unveiled

Volusia County, located in Florida, conducted municipal elections on Tuesday, which included three positions in Lake Helen, Ponce Inlet, and Port Orange. These crucial roles comprised the Mayor of Lake Helen, Town Council Seat 3 in Ponce Inlet, and City Council District 2 in Port Orange.

The election results, as announced by the county’s supervisor of elections, are as follows:

1. Mayor of Lake Helen: Vernon J. Burton emerged as the winner with an impressive tally of 333 votes, accounting for 60.11% of the total votes cast. His opponent, Kelly Frasca, secured 221 votes, representing 39.89% of the votes.

2. Town Council Seat 3 in Ponce Inlet: Skip White triumphed in this race, garnering a remarkable 770 votes, which constituted 78.09% of the overall votes. Arun Iyampillai received 216 votes, accounting for 21.91% of the total ballots cast.

3. City Council District 2 in Port Orange: Tracy Grubbs emerged victorious with a total of 3,186 votes, representing 51.50% of the entire vote count. Sarah Jones, her opponent, secured 3,000 votes, constituting 48.50% of the votes.

According to the supervisor of elections’ website, out of the 50,957 registered voters, a total of 7,794 ballots were counted. This resulted in an overall voter turnout of 15.3%. The figures highlight the importance of civic participation in shaping the county’s governance and policies.

In conclusion, the recently concluded municipal elections in Volusia County witnessed fervent electoral activity involving mayoral and council positions. The results, which saw Vernon J. Burton, Skip White, and Tracy Grubbs emerge as winners, exemplify the democratic process in action. With a voter turnout of 15.3%, these elections have showcased the active engagement of the county’s residents in shaping their local government.

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