Mail-in ballots are out, and voters go to the polls Aug. 28 and again on Nov. 6. Floridians will be choosing a new U.S. senator, governor and other statewide officers. You can research those races several places, including the Tampa Bay Times Voters Guide.

If you want to check out local candidates, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, you’ll find links to learn more about the more local races Lakeland residents will find on their ballots:

U.S. House | Florida Senate | Polk County Commission | Polk School Board | Circuit Judge | Florida House | Soil & Water

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Barry Friedman founded in 2015 as the culmination of a career in print and digital journalism. Since 1982, he has used the tools of reporting, editing and content curation to help people in Lakeland understand their community better.

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