Voting: When, Where, How

Election dates
Aug. 23: Party primaries; nonpartisan elections (such as Polk School Board); universal primaries *
Nov. 8: General election
Polling places are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for in-person voting.

Register to vote
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
Registration closes July 25 for the primary election.
Registration closes Oct. 11 for the general election.
Frequently-asked questions and answers

Get a personalized sample ballot
Enter your address to get a personalized sample ballot and polling place location

View combined sample ballots
Check compilations showing all races that will appear on ballots in Polk County:
Republican | Democrat | No Party Affiliation

Request a mail ballot
There are three ways to request a vote-by-mail ballot
– Online: Start the process here
– Email: [email protected]
– Phone: 863-534-5888

Voting by mail for the primary has begun. Ballots must be received at the Polk Supervisor of Elections Office by 7 p.m. on Aug. 23.

Early voting
… for the primary election takes place Aug. 13 to 20 at two Lakeland locations:
– Polk County Government Operations Center, 930 E. Parker St. (map)
– Simpson Park Recreation Center, 1725 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (map)
Other Polk locations

Look up your precinct
Enter your address to get a personalized sample ballot and polling place location

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.


* Universal primary: Any registered voter, regardless of party status, can vote in primaries where there will be no opponent from another party in the general election. This affects two Florida House of Representatives seats in the Lakeland area in which only Republicans are running.

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