Regardless of party affiliation, all voters may vote in the August 28th Primary Election.  However, Florida is a Closed Primary State.  This means that only registered Democrats may vote for Democratic candidates and only registered Republicans may vote for Republican candidates.  Registered voters with no party affiliation or with minor party affiliation are eligible to vote in Non-Partisan and Universal Primary contests. 

Registered voters are reminded to update the Elections Office of any name or address change prior to Election Day.  To change your voter information on-line, click here 

Note:  To be eligible to vote in a party election, party changes must be made by the 29th day before an election.  

Universal Primary:

If all candidates in a primary race have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election, all qualified electors, regardless of party affiliation may vote in the Primary Election for that office.

For your specific sample ballot (click here).


  1. Vote by Mail: 
    To request an absentee ballot, (click here). 
  2. Vote at Your Precinct: 
    Polls are open 7am to 7pm on Election Day.
  3. Vote Early In-Person:
    Vote at one of our 9 convenient locations August 18th through August 25th.
    Early Voting hours:  Saturday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm 
    • Bartow:  Polk Street Community Center, 1255 Polk St 
                    (click here for map)
    • Davenport:  Davenport Community Center, 5 S Allapaha Ave 
                          (click here for map)
    • Haines City:  Haines City Library, 111 N 6th St 
                            (click here for map)
    • Lakeland:  Polk County Government Center, 930 E Parker St 
                         (click here for map)
    • Lakeland: Simpson Park Community Center, 1725 Martin L King Jr Ave
      (click here for map)
    • Lake Wales:  Eagle Ridge Mall, 451 Eagle Ridge Dr    
                            (click here for map)
    • Mulberry:  Mulberry Phosphate Museum, 101 SE 1st St 
                        (click here for map)
    • Poinciana:  Poinciana Community Center, 395 Marigold Ave 
                        (click here for map)
    • Winter Haven: Gill Jones NE Polk County Government Center, 3425 Lake Alfred Rd 
                            (click here for map)

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