Election day
Nov. 7: City election
Dec. 5: Runoff (if needed)
Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for in-person voting.

Polling places
Lakeland voting locations
– If you don’t know your precinct number, enter your address to find your polling place location and view a sample ballot.

Sample ballot

Request a mail ballot
There are three ways to request a vote-by-mail ballot
– Online: Start the process here
– Email: votebymail@polkelections.com
– Phone: 863-534-5888

Voting by mail has begun. Ballots must be received at the Polk Supervisor of Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Nov. 7.

Early voting
… takes place Oct. 23 to Nov. 3 at the Polk County Government Operations Center, 930 E. Parker St. (map) on weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Before you vote
If you have moved, changed your name or your signature has changed, notify the Elections Office before Election Day.

Polling-place procedures
Voters will be asked to show two forms of identification: a signature identification and a photo identification. Some IDs that have both a photo and signature, such as a driver license, can be accepted as a single form of identification. More on polling-place procedures.

Register to vote
– Registration closed Oct. 10 for the city election.
– Register to vote or update your voter information online
– Download a printable registration form
– Get paper registration forms at banks and multiple other locations throughout Lakeland
– Frequently-asked questions and answers

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