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PRIMARY ELECTION August 18th, 2020 


Voter registration deadline: JULY 20th, 2020

Regardless of party affiliation, all voters may vote in the August 18th 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.

Polk County residents who are not registered to vote, but would like to participate in the August 18th Primary Election, have until July 20th to submit their completed voter registration form to the Elections Headquarters in Bartow or at our Operations Center in Winter Haven. You may click here for the On-Line Registration Form Link to make any changes to your records for the August 18th 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.

Voter registration forms may be downloaded click here and mailed to the Elections Office at: Supervisor of Elections, PO Box 1460, Bartow FL, 33831.  You may click on the registration Form Locations link to find a location with forms near you. Registered voters are reminded to update the Elections Office of any name or address change prior to Election Day. 

Sample Ballot (click here)
Registration Numbers (click here)