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Next Election is November 5, 2019
Run-Off Election: December 3, 2019

Qualifying is noon, September 16, 2019 through noon, September 20, 2019. 


A person interested in running for mayor or commission can read up on requirements at the following links.

Municode: Amended Charter of the City of Lakeland, Section 10 - City Commission

Municode: The Code of the City of Lakeland, FL, Chapter 30 - Elections

Each candidate will be required to sign an oath that they meet these requirements. Candidate packets are available now.  Please call for an appointment. 

Please direct any questions to:

Kelly Koos, MMC
City Clerk, City of Lakeland
228 S. Massachusetts Avenue
Lakeland 33801

For information from the Polk County Supervisor of Elections, visit PolkElections.com, or call the Elections Office at 863.534.5888.

  • Register to Vote

    Voter registration forms may be downloaded here and mailed to the Elections Office at:

    Supervisor of Elections
    PO Box 1460
    Bartow FL, 33831 

    Form Locations

    Pickup a registration form at one of these Lakeland locations.

    Registered voters are reminded to update the Elections Office of any name or address change prior to Election Day. 

  • Ways to Vote
    1. Vote by mail:
      To request a vote by mail ballot, click here.

    2. Walk-In voting

    3. Vote at your precinct
      Polls are open 7 AM to 7 PM on election days.
      See Polling Locations Info on Next Tab.