Lake Wales Area Voters Prefer Biden, Trump in March 17 Primary
Percentages Similar to Polk and Florida
Last updated 3/18/2020 at 3:46pm
Lake Wales area voters chose Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump as their party candidates for president March 17, with totals that closely mirrored preferences in Polk County and the State of Florida.
Just under 85,000 Polk County residents voted in the March 17 Presidential Preference Primary, making voter turnout slightly less than 27 percent. Polk Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards said turnout was about 13 percentage points less than she expected, but given the COVID-19 virus scare she was "delighted to see that many voters were not discouraged from voting."