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Adminstration of City Elections

The City Clerk is the Chief Elections Officer of the City and conducts all city elections.

Date of Elections

City elections are always held on the first Tuesday in April.

Polling Place

The polling place for city elections is in the Municipal Administration Building, 201 W. Central Avenue. All registered voters residing in the city will vote for city commission, mayor and local issues at this location regardless of where they vote in county, state or national elections.

Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots for city elections are issued by the Polk County Supervisor of Elections. A voter seeking to vote by absentee ballot must contact the Polk County Elections Office to obtain a ballot.

  • Polk County Elections Office
    250 S. Broadway Avenue
    P.O. Box 1460
    Bartow, FL 33830-1460
    (863) 534-5888

Voter Registration

The City has adopted the permanent single registration system for the registration of electors established by Sec. 97.105, Florida Statutes. All individuals residing within the city limits and legally registered to vote in accordance with Chapter 97, Florida Statutes are qualified to vote in city elections. However, no individual residing within the city limits who registers to vote less than 29 days prior to any city election will be eligible to vote in that election.

Voter registration forms may be obtained at the following locations in Lake Wales:

  • Municipal Administration Building, 201 W. Central Avenue
  • Lake Wales Public Library, 290 Cypress Gardens Lane
  • Florida Dept. of Highway Safety & Motor Vehicles, 343 W. Central Avenue

The Polk County Supervisor of Elections maintains voter registration records and issues a Voter Identification Card to each registered voter.

Running for City Office

If you are interested in becoming a candidate for election to a city commission seat, information is available.


Information about general elections in Polk County may be obtained from the Polk County Elections Office.

Lake Wales polling locations for county-wide, state-wide and national elections:

Precinct 523
Precinct 525
B St. Community Center
230 B Street
Precinct 524 Grace Baptist Church
3530 N Scenic Hwy
Precinct 526 Lake Ashton Clubhouse
4141 Ashton Club Dr
Precinct 527 First United Methodist Church
230 N. 5th Street
Precinct 528 James P. Austin Jr Center
315 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Precinct 530 Holy Spirit Catholic Church
644 Ninth Street
Precinct 542 Trinity Baptist Church
2601 SR 60 E

Precinct and polling location are identified on the Voter Identification Card issued by the Polk County Supervisor of Elections. NOTE: These locations change from time to time. Your current Voter Identification Card should be consulted to identify the location of your voting precinct.

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