Administration 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.
  • Next Election, Tuesday, April 4, 2023
  • Past Election, Tuesday, April 5, 2022


There are two seats up for election on April 4, 2023. 


  • Seat 3 currently held by Terrye Howell
  • Seat 5 currently held by Robin Gibson

These seats are for three year terms. 

Candidates must have been a resident of Lake Wales for a year and can live anywhere within City limits. All seats are voted for at-large or by all Lake Wales voters. 

Charter Amendments on the 2021 Ballot

There were 7 proposed Amendments to the City Charter on the 2021 Ballot. All were approved and are in effect.
Here is the list. Charter Amendments 2021

Past Election Results

Polling Place

The polling place for City elections for precincts 523, 527, 528, 530, 531,532 and 542 is:
Municipal Administration Building
201 W. Central Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853

The polling place for City elections for precincts 519, 524, and 526 is:
Lake Ashton Clubhouse
4141 Ashton Club Dr.
Lake Wales, FL 33859
Polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. April 4, 2023
Bring photo ID.

To register to vote or to sign up to Vote By Mail contact the Supervisor of Elections
All registered voters residing in the city will vote for City Commission, at these locations regardless of where they vote in county, state, or national elections.

Here is a map of the different districts. District Map 2012