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PUBLIC NOTICE: Notice of Race Selection - Manual Audit of 2017 Municipal Election

Notice is hereby given that the City of Lakeland Canvassing Board will convene at the following times:

  • December 4, 2017 in the City Commission Conference Room, at Lakeland City Hall, 228 S Massachusetts Av, Lakeland at 8:30 a.m. to authorize staff to begin processing absentee ballots.
  • December 5, 2017 at the Election Operations Center, 70 Florida Citrus Bl., Winter Haven 33881 at 5:30 p.m. to canvass absentee ballots, provisional ballots and certify unofficial results for the 2017 Lakeland Municipal Runoff Election.
  • December 8, 2017, in the City Commission Conference Room, at Lakeland City Hall, 228 S Massachusetts Av, Lakeland at 8:30 a.m. to certify the official results for the 2017 Lakeland Municipal Runoff Election and select a race and precinct for the Voting System Audit.
  • December 12, 2017 at Election Operations Center, 70 Florida Citrus Bl., Winter Haven at 4 p.m. to conduct the Voting System Audit.

Anyone deciding to appeal a decision by the Canvassing Board on the above subject matter at these meetings will need a record of the proceedings and for purposes of that appeal, may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be made.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 286.26, Florida Statute, persons with disabilities needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding, or those requiring language assistance (free of charge) should contact the City of Lakeland ADA Specialist, Jenny Sykes.  Because providing a reasonable accommodation may require outside assistance, organizations, or resources, the City asks that any request be made with as much notice as possible, preferably 72 hours, but no later than 48 hours in advance of the event, at: (863) 834-8444, Email: Jenny.Sykes@lakelandgov.net.  If hearing impaired, please contact the TDD numbers: Local – (863) 834-8333 or 1-(800) 955-8771 (TDD – Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) or the Florida Relay Service number: 1-(800) 955-8770 (VOICE), for assistance.


More Info

For more information, visit PolkElections.com, or call the Elections Office at 863.534.5888.