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Voting Opportunities Abound in Polk

Polk County voters have three easy ways to vote in the November 8th General Election, according to Supervisor of Elections, Lori Edwards: At your Precinct. Polling locations will... — Updated 10/13/2022

 

Voter Registration Deadline Fast Approaching

Polk Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards is reminding new residents and those who may have been purged from voting rolls to check their registration status now, as time is running... — Updated 10/3/2022

 
 By Rachel Harris    News

Early Voting Now Available in Lake Wales

The August 23 "Primary" election will be the "final" election for candidates in four heated Polk School Board races, as well as those seeking judicial slots. Voters are encouraged... — Updated 8/25/2022

 
 By Rachel Harris    News

Absentee Mail Ballots Now Available for August 23 Election

Ballots are now available for eligible voters who wish to vote by mail in Florida's Statewide Primary Election on August 23rd. The Primary Election will be decisive in four local... — Updated 7/28/2022

 
 By Rachel Harris    News

New Voter Cards Will Confirm Your Registration

Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards advises residents to watch for their new Voter Information Cards which have been mailed to more than 450,000 voters. When the new... — Updated 7/16/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Hilligoss Wins Mayoral Race, Krueger Elected to City Commission

The unofficial vote tabulation is completed and It is apparent that Jack Hilligoss and Danny Kreuger will fill the mayoral post and that of city commissioner. With the votes tabulat... — Updated 4/12/2022

 

Anonymous Video Attacks Mayoral Candidate

An anonymous YouTube post surfaced Saturday attacking mayoral candidate Curtis Gibson with a video his campaign manager said he'd created more than a decade ago, when he was an... — Updated 4/6/2022

 

Sheriff Denies Any Endorsement in City Elections

Most Lake Wales voters have received a pair of deceptive postcards mailed by two out-of-town political committees that have caused Sheriff Grady Judd to issue a statement denying... — Updated 4/5/2022

 

Campaign Finances Show Questionable Expense, Possible Violation

An apparent impropriety in the mayoral campaign financing of City Commissioner Jack Hilligoss has caused yet another twist in the closing days of the election. A letter from Lake... — Updated 4/4/2022

 

Why LakeWalesNews.Net Will Not Endorse in City Races

As the campaigns that will shape the election of a mayor and city commissioner come to a close, some have asked whether our editorial board will endorse any of the five candidates.... — Updated 4/2/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Elections Health Precautions May Affect You on April 5

Municipal elections will be held April 5, and Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards has some important tips to keep in mind as workers and voters employ safe practices... — Updated 3/28/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Five City Candidates Discussed Issues At Monday Forum

More than 70 guests gathered Monday evening at the Lake Wales Woman's Club to hear all five candidates for election to two city posts discuss issues and answer questions. Speaking... — Updated 3/21/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Commission Workshop Hears Multiple Housing Development Project Proposals

Several new large-scale residential developments took shape in presentations heard by the Lake Wales City Commission during their Wednesday workshop, at which only three... — Updated 3/19/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

Monday Forum Will Allow Citizens to Question Candidates

As a pair of contested city elections move toward a climactic vote on April 5 citizens will have another opportunity to see and hear the five vying for the two open seats. A forum... — Updated 3/11/2022

 
 By Robert Connors    News

"State of the City" is Good, Mayor Says in Annual Report

A portrait of a city undergoing numerous changes was delivered to about 100 community and business leaders Friday at the annual "State of the City" report delivered by outgoing... — Updated 3/5/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Six Candidates Qualify for Two Open City Seats

Six candidates have qualified for election to two open seats in the City of Lake Wales government in the April 5 municipal elections. Voters will have an opportunity to choose a... — Updated 2/23/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Qualifying Opens for City Mayor, Commission Posts

Four of the six expected candidates wasted no time in filing their paperwork for city elections after the qualifying period opened at noon Monday. They will each be a candidate for... — Updated 2/14/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    News

Election Workers Sought to Assist in Voting Process

Multiple paid positions are open to help run the elections process in Polk County this election year, according to Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards. Polk County residents are... — Updated 1/26/2022

 
 By Tom Paulson    Schools

Elections Supervisor Lori Edwards Offering Scholarships

Polk County Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards announced today that the Florida Supervisors of Elections (FSE) will award four $1,200 scholarships to Florida students in 2022.... — Updated 1/21/2022

 

Net Metering Bills Are An Affront To Florida Freedoms

The energy demands of the Sunshine State are rising apace of our booming population. New homes, schools, and businesses need electricity in plenty. The problem for Florida is that g... — Updated 1/18/2022

 

Proposal for Partisan School Boards a Bad Idea

Democracy relies upon "the consent of the governed" to function. Consent implies an understanding of the questions of importance to the populace, which in turn requires an educated... — Updated 12/13/2021

 
 By Betsy Cleveland    News

Supervisor of Elections to Conduct Voter Registration Drive

The Polk County Supervisor of Elections will join in a nationwide effort to register voters on Tuesday, September 28th in celebration of National Voter Registration Day. Registration tables will be available at seven locations... — Updated 9/22/2021

 

Elections Supervisor Lori Edwards Now Hiring Poll Workers for Future Elections

Polk County residents are invited to apply to become election workers during an informational meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 23rd. “These are paid positions working at polling places on Election Day,” explained... — Updated 9/16/2021

 

Voter Turnout Appears Light for April 6 City Election

In person voters in the April 6 Lake Wales municipal election trickled in with only 139 casting ballots during the first few hours. A total of 9,790 Lake Wales citizens are... — Updated 4/6/2021

 

Voters in Tuesday City Election Encouraged to Look Up Polling Place

Voters in the Tuesday, April 6 Lake Wales municipal election may look up their polling location at PolkElections.com. "Polling locations may be different for city elections, so... — Updated 4/1/2021

 

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