Registered voters in Polk County have three ways to vote: by mail, through early voting or showing up at their polling place next Tuesday, Election Day. Here is some information on voting and a link to an election guide where you can learn more about the candidates:

Polling places, sample ballots: Find your precinct and check a sample ballot customized to your address.

Mail voting: You have until Wednesday (Nov. 2) to request a mail ballot.

Early voting: Nine polling places in Polk County are open 7 a.m. to 7 p,m. through Sunday. The Lakeland locations are the Polk County Government Center at 930 E. Parker St. and Simpson Park Community Center at 1725 Martin Luther King Ave. Check all nine Polk locations.

Change your information: At any time, you can update your name, party or signature or update your address. Updating your signature could be important in making your vote count if it has changed in the last few years.

Research candidates and ballot issues: Kemp Brinson, a Winter Haven lawyer and friend of lkldnow, has compiled an election guide to help local voters educate themselves on the races and referenda on Tuesday’s ballot.

Campaign contributions: Search through campaign finance reports.

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Barry Friedman founded Lkldnow.com 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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