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Early Voting Now Available in Lake Wales

August 23 Primary Will Decide Many Races

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 to familiarize themselves with the issues and cast their ballots early, by mail, or on election day.

Those wishing to vote early in southeast Polk may visit the Lake Wales Tourist Club at 205 North 5th Street. That location is between the playground at Crystal Lake Park and the City Tennis Courts on Sessoms Avenue. Early voting hours are 10 am until 6 pm daily.

Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards is encouraging voters to take advantage of one of the three easy methods:

• At your precinct. Polling locations will be open from 7 am until 7 pm on Election Day.

• Vote by Mail. Requests can be made by calling Election Headquarters or visiting The last day voters can request a mail ballot to be mailed for this election is Saturday, August 13th. All mail ballots must be returned to the Supervisor of Elections by 7 pm on Election Day.

• Vote early. Voting will be available at nine convenient locations around Polk County from August 13th through August 20th. Early voting hours are 10 am until 6 pm daily.

Early Voting Locations

• Bartow Polk Street Community Center 1255 Polk Street

• Davenport Sheriff's NE District Office 1100 Dunson Rd

• Haines City Haines City Library 111 N 6th Street

• Lakeland Simpson Park Community Center 1725 Martin L King Jr Ave

• Lakeland Polk County Government Center 930 E Parker Street

• Lake Wales Tourist Club 205 N 5th St

• Mulberry Mulberry Civic Center 901 NE 5th St

• Poinciana Poinciana Community Center 397 Marigold Avenue

• Winter Haven Gil Jones Northeast Polk County Gov. Center 3425 Lake Alfred Road.

For more information, or to request a vote-by-mail ballot, call 863-534-5888 or visit


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