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Voter Services


August 20, 2024

Register to Vote
The deadline to register to vote for this election is July 22nd. Polk County residents who are not yet registered to vote can submit a voter registration application form several ways: 
  • Online here
  • Print an application form here
  • Pick up a form at one of our offices or at public places around the county. For a list of locations, click hereReturn the completed and signed form by mail to: Supervisor of Elections, P.O. Box 1460, Bartow FL, 33831. Or drop the form off at one of our two election offices. Click here for address information.
Florida is a Closed Primary State
According to Florida law, Florida is a Closed Primary State, meaning only voters registered with a political party can vote in that party's primary elections. However, all registered voters, regardless of party affiliation, may vote on issues and nonpartisan contests.                                                                                                                       
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 contest.                                                                                                                             
Update Your Record

Registered voters are reminded to update the Elections Office of any name or address change prior to Election Day. Party changes must be submitted before the July 22nd registration deadline. To make any record updates or changes for the August 20th Primary Election online, click here. A paper registration application form can also be used.     


Sample Ballots:

   For Your Precinct Sample Ballot: (click here)

   For Compilation Sample Ballots that include all district races:   
   Compilation Ballot NPA: (click here)
   Compilation Ballot REP: (click here
   Compilation Ballot DEM: (click here)     

  • Vote by Mail: To request a mail ballot, click here. Voters have until Thursday, August 8th to request a mail ballot for this election. All voted mail ballots must be received by the Supervisor of Elections by 7pm on Election Day. Return postage is paid for mail ballots. However, voters who prefer to return their voted mail ballots in person can drop them off at any of the listed Early Voting sites during Early Voting days and hours, or at Election Headquarters in Bartow or the Election Operations Center in Winter Haven on weekdays, 8am to 5pm.
  • Vote at Your Precinct: (click here to check your polling location)
    Polls are open 7am to 7pm on Election Day.
  • Vote Early In-Person:
    Vote at one of our 10 convenient locations August 10th - 17th
    Early Voting hours:  9am - 6pm 

    2024 Early Voting Sites: (click here for map of all locations)