2021 POLK COUNTY ELECTIONS

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

If you are a city resident and are not registered to vote, but would like to participate in the April 6th, City Elections, you have until March 8th to submit their completed voter registration form to the Elections office. To register Click here.

REMINDER: Update the Elections Office with any name or address changes prior to Election Day. To change your voter information on-line, Click here.

Ways to Vote:

Vote by Mail: To request a mail ballot, Click here. Saturday, March 27th is the last day to request a mail ballot for this election.

Early walk-in voting is available Monday through Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm March 29th through April 5th (excluding Saturday and Sunday) at the following locations:

Vote at Your Polling Location: Polls are open 7am to 7pm on Election Day. See polling locations for your city below.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election day.

CITY OF BARTOW REGULAR ELECTION

City Commission Seat 1, At Large

  • Charlie Bittinger
  • Sal Carter
  • James F. Clements
  • Tanya Tucker

City Commission Seat 2, Central District

  • Wesley Harbin
  • Scott Sjoblom

All Bartow City Residents vote at: (Sample Ballot) (Registration Stats)
Bartow Civic Center (Game Room), 2250 S Floral Ave (Click here for map)

DUNDEE MUNICIPAL ELECTION

City Commissioner Seat 4

  • Mary Richardson
  • Rukhsana Harper

All Dundee City Residents vote at: (Sample Ballot) (Registration Stats)
Dundee Community Center, 603 Lake Marie Dr (Click here for map)

HAINES CITY REGULAR ELECTION

City Commission Seat 5

  • Omar Arroyo
  • Sameka Atkins
  • Kimberly Downing
  • Anne Huffman
  • Kenneth Kipp

Haines City Residents: (Sample Ballot) (Registration Stats)

Residents in 302, 402, 407 and 408
Oakland Neighborhood Center, 915 Ave E (Click here for map)

Residents in Precincts 306, 405, 409, 410 and 413
Haines City Community Center, 555 Ledwith Ave (Click here for map)

LAKE ALFRED MUNICIPAL ELECTION

City Commission - At Large

  • Nancy Z. Daley
  • Mac Fuller
  • Joseph F. Hults Jr.

All Lake Alfred City Residents vote at: (Sample Ballot) (Registration Stats)
City Hall, 120 E Pomelo St (Click here for map)

Amendment No. 1 - Replacement After Loss of All City Commissioners

    Amends the city charter to give a governor‐appointed interim city commission 180 days, instead of 90 days, to hold a special election for the election of replacement city commissioners in compliance with the Florida Election Code after a catastrophic loss or removal.

    Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

    - For

    - Against

Amendment No. 2 - Conflicts of Interest

    Amends the city charter to conform to state law and delete language permitting elected city officials to determine whether a voting conflict of interest exists.

    Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

    - For

    - Against

Amendment No. 3 - Ordinances and Resolutions

    Amends the city charter to permit the city commission to take certain formal acts by ordinance or resolution. Does not change the requirement to adopt the annual budget by ordinance.

    Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

    - For

    - Against

Amendment No. 4 - Obsolete Schedule Items

    Amends the city charter to give the city commission the ability to delete out‐of‐date schedule items by resolution where events have already occurred.

    Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

    - For

    - Against

LAKE WALES MUNICIPAL ELECTION

City Commissioner Seat 2, District 19

  • Ricardo Navarro
  • Daniel Williams

City Commissioner Seat 4, District 27

  • Kris Fitzgerald
  • Al Goldstein

Lake Wales City Residents Vote at: (Sample Ballot) (Registration Stats)

Residents in Precincts 519, 524, and 526
Lake Ashton Clubhouse
4141 Ashton Club Dr (Click here for map)

Residents in Precincts 523, 527, 528, 530, 531, 532, and 542
James P. Austin Community Center
315 Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd (Click here for map)

Amendment No. 1 - Addition of a Mission Statement to Article I. In General, to the Charter of the City of Lake Wales, Florida.

Mission Statement: The mission of the City of Lake Wales is to serve and unify its citizens, to foster economic growth while building on our City's existing small town values, and to promote the Bok ethic that we make our City a "bit better and more beautiful" for our being here.

Proposing that the Mission Statement of the City of Lake Wales be published as the first entry in the City's Charter and that the existing §§ 1.01., 1.02., and 1.03., be renumbered accordingly.

Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

- For

- Against

Amendment No. 2

Requiring an Elected City Commission Member to be a Resident of the District in which the Commission Member Qualified throughout the Member's Term in Office.

Proposing that an elected city commission member remain a resident of the District in which the commission member qualified as a candidate throughout the term to which the commission member was elected.

Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

- For

- Against

Amendment No. 3

Election of a Candidate to Fill a Vacancy Occurring on the City Commission with the Remaining Commission Members to Appoint an Interim Commissioner to Serve until the Next Available Election when more than One Year Remains in the Term of the Vacated Office.

Proposing that a vacancy which occurs on the city commission be filled within 30 days by majority vote of the remaining members of the city commission. When the remaining term exceeds one year, the individual appointed to serve shall do so on an interim basis until the next available election when a candidate will be elected and installed in office to serve the remainder of the term for the vacated seat on the city commission.

Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

- For

- Against

Amendment No. 4

Providing for a Residency Requirement for the City Manager within Six Months after Appointment to Serve as the City Manager.

Proposing that there be a residency requirement for appointment as a city manager of the City of Lake Wales by addition of the following sentence to §4.01 of the City's Charter as set forth above: "The city manager must reside within "the greater Lake Wales area as determined by the commission" within six months of employment".

Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

- For

- Against

Amendment No. 5

Providing Policy for the City Manager Acting as the City's Purchasing Agent and further Providing Authority for the City Manager and the City's Department Heads to Approve of Vouchers for the Payment for Purchases of Supplies and Equipment in Accordance with the Applicable Provisions of the City's Code of Ordinances as the same may be Amended from Time to Time.

Proposing requirements for purchasing of supplies and equipment by the city manager acting as the City's purchasing agent and by the City's department heads with specific limitations as set forth in the City's Code of Ordinances as the same may be amended by the city commission from time to time.

Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

- For

- Against

Amendment No. 6

Providing for Submission of the City's Five‐Year Capital Program to the City Commission at the Same Time the Annual Budget is Submitted.

Proposing that the City's annual budget and five‐year capital program be submitted to the City Commission at the same time.

Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

- For

- Against

Amendment No. 7

Adoption of a Charter Provision Providing for a Cooperative Process Whereby the Mayor and the Members of the City Commission will Collaborate in the Appointment of Individuals to the Various Citizen Advisory and Regulatory Boards, Commissions, Committees and Authorities.

Proposing a process whereby the mayor and the members of the city commission will work cooperatively to make appointments of individuals to the various citizen advisory and regulatory boards, commissions, committees and authorities of the City of Lake Wales.

Shall the above described Amendment be adopted?

- For

- Against

Lakeland Special Municipal Election

City Commissioner, District D - Southeast

  • Steven Frankenberger
  • Mike Musick
  • Ken Post
  • Shandale Terrell

Lakeland City Residents vote at the following locations: (Sample Ballot) (Registration Stats)

  • Precincts 107, 117 and 125 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Believers' Fellowship Church, 5240 N. Socrum Loop Rd
     
  • Precinct 112 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Gibsonia Baptist Church, 5440 US Hwy 98 N
     
  • Precincts 120 and 201 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Lake Crago Park, 525 Lake Crago Dr
     
  • Precinct 121 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Victory Assembly of God - Hospitality Suite, 1401 Griffin Rd 
     
  • Precincts 204, 205, 209, 210, and 212 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Coleman-Bush Building, 1104 Martin L King Jr Ave  
     
  • Precinct 206 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Lakeland 7th Day Adventist Church, 1435 Gilmore Ave 
     
  • Precincts 207, 211, 217 and 223 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Lake Mirror Center, 121 S Lake Ave 
     
  • Precincts 213, 220 and 234 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Hilton Garden Inn, 3839 Don Emerson Dr
     
  • Precincts 214, 216, 221 and 222 votes at: (Click here for map)
    RP Funding Center - Lake Parker Rm, 701 W Lime St  
     
  • Precincts 218, 224, and 225 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Cleveland Heights Golf Course, 2900 Buckingham Ave 
     
  • Precincts 228, 229 and 233 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Kelly Recreation Complex, 404 Imperial Blvd  
     
  • Precincts 230, 231, 235 and 236 votes at: (Click here for map)
    Highland Park Church - Worship Center, 4730 Lakeland Highlands Rd
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ELECTION CALENDAR:

  • October 5, 2020
    • Voter Registration Deadline (general election)
  • October 24, 2020
    • Deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot
  • November 3, 2020
    • General Election
    • Vote-by-mail ballots due by 7 p.m. on this day

EARLY VOTING:

The Early Voting period must last at least 8 days before each election, with the counties able to add more days as they need. Check with your county for the Early Voting period. Many counties in Florida are starting as early as October 19. Frequently Asked Questions

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