Although the daily news is filled with rhetoric and opinion dealing with the upcoming presidential election, the fight to preserve the ideals of conservatism, personal freedom and limited government intervention starts right here in our own state and county. Hopefully, you have had a chance to hear and talk to some of our local candidates at recent political gatherings throughout the county. If not, please take some time to research their campaign websites and become an informed voter. The following lists many of the candidates that will appear on the November 8th, 2016 General Election ballot in races of interest to Polk County voters. Simply click on a candidate's name, and their campaign website will open in a new window. Please note that an asterisk (*) next to a candidate's name indicates that their campaign site is a Facebook page. You must be logged into your Facebook account to view these pages.
U.S. Senate - Florida
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 9
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 15
U.S. House of Representatives - Florida District 17
Florida Senate - District 20
Florida Senate - District 21
Florida Senate - District 22
Florida House of Representatives - District 39
Florida House of Representatives - District 40
Florida House of Representatives - District 41
Florida House of Representatives - District 42
Florida House of Representatives - District 56
Polk County Commission - District 5
Public Defender 10th Circuit
School Board - District 1
School Board - District 4
As previously mentioned, general elections take place throughout the state and across the country on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Early voting in Polk County starts on Saturday, October 29th and runs through the following Saturday, November 5th. Click HERE for a list of early voting locations in Polk County.
Vote-by-mail ballot requests must be received by the Supervisor of Elections (SOE) office by 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 2nd, and the completed mail-in ballots must be returned to the SOE office by 7:00 pm on election day. Therefore, it is recommended that they be mailed on or before Friday, November 4th. Please do your part to keep strong, conservative leadership in control of our state and local government.