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PRIMARY ELECTION August 23, 2022



Regardless of party affiliation, all voters may vote in the August 23rd Primary Election. However, Florida is a Closed Primary State.  This means that only registered Democrats may vote for Democratic candidates and only registered Republicans may vote for Republican candidates.  Registered voters with no party affiliation or with minor party affiliation are eligible to vote in Non-Partisan and Universal Primary contests.

Polk County residents who are not registered to vote, but would like to participate in the August 23rd Primary Election, have until July 25th to submit their completed voter registration form to the Elections Headquarters in Bartow or at our Operations Center in Winter Haven. You may click here to make any changes to your record for the August 23rd Election.

Universal Primary:

If all candidates in a primary race have the same party affiliation and the winner will have no opposition in the General Election, all qualified electors, regardless of party affiliation may vote in the Primary Election for that office.

Voter registration forms may be downloaded here and mailed to the Elections Office at: Supervisor of Elections, P.O. Box 1460, Bartow FL, 33831.  You can click on the registration Form Locations link to find a location with forms near you. Registered voters are reminded to update the Elections Office of any name or address change prior to Election Day. 

Sample Ballots:

   For Your Precinct Sample Ballot: (click here)

   For Compilation Sample Ballots that include all district races:   
   Compilation Ballot NPA: (click here)
   Compilation Ballot REP: (click here
   Compilation Ballot DEM: (click here)                                                                                                             


  • Vote by Mail: 
    To request a mail ballot (click here). Last day to request a mail ballot for the primary election is August 13th. For current turnout information, click on our Quickview Turnout here.
  • Vote at Your Precinct: (click here to check your polling location)
    Polls are open 7am to 7pm on Election Day.
  • Vote Early In-Person:
    Vote at one of our 9 convenient locations August 13th - 20th
    Early Voting hours:  10am - 6pm 

    2022 Early Voting Sites: (click here for map)
    • Bartow:  Polk Street Community Center: 1255 Polk St   
      (click here for map)
    • Davenport:  Polk County Sheriffs NE District Office, 1100 Dunson Rd
      (click here for map)
    • Haines City:  Haines City Library, 111 N 6th St 
      (click here for map)
    • Lakeland:  Polk County Government Center, 930 E Parker St 
      (click here for map)
    • Lakeland:  Simpson Park Community Center, 1725 Martin L King Jr Ave
      (click here for map)
    • Lake Wales:  Tourist Club, 205 N 5th St
      (map coming soon)
    • Mulberry:  Mulberry Civic Center, 901 NE 5th St
      (click here for map)
    • Poinciana:  Poinciana Community Fitness Center, 397 Marigold Ave 
      (click here for map)
    • Winter Haven:  Gil Jones NE Polk County Government Center, 3425 Lake Alfred Rd (click here for map)