Election results fuel discussion of changing how commissioners who represent districts are elected.
Turnout was low with only 14.9% of the city’s registered voters casting ballots — more than half of them by mail.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Both races include one current commissioner and two challengers.
The six City Commission hopefuls have been busy on the campaign trail with only three weeks left to Election Day.
Simmons, Berrien and LaLonde ‘on the same page’ regarding growth, but differ slightly on affordable housing and homelessness.
Qualifying for the 2023 municipal election ended at noon on Friday. Early voting begins Oct. 23 and Election Day is Nov. 7.
Sorority partners with barbershop to tackle low participation. Only 4% of voters in the 2021 municipal elections were Black men.
Incumbents Chad McLeod and Bill Read have drawn no opponents yet; candidates have until Sept. 22 to file.
The elections of mayor and two city commissioners are not the only choices voters will face in Lakeland’s Nov. 2 election. The ballot also includes two proposed changes to the City Charter.
With city elections nearly four months away, the campaign to change Lakeland’s city government to a strong-mayor system has amassed $231,193, by far the largest war chest in any Lakeland election campaign ever. Read on to see how each of the 15 announced candidates for city office are financing their races and who the biggest […]