Administration of City Elections

The City Clerk is the Chief Elections Officer of the City and conducts all city elections.

Date of Elections

City elections are always held on the first Tuesday in April.
  • Next Election, Tuesday, April 7, 2020
  • Past Election, Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Terrye Y. Howell was automatically elected to another term in Seat 3, District 122 as her opponent Gregory Barnard Massey has withdrawn.

There is one seat up for election on April 7, 2020. 


  • Seat 5, District 28

Here is the sample ballot in English and Spanish Sample Ballot 2020

These seats are for three year terms. Qualifying was from February 17, 2020 at noon and ended on February 21, 2020 at noon.

Candidates must have been a resident of Lake Wales for a year and live in the district they wish to represent. Candidates for Seat 3 must live in District 122 and Candidates for Seat 5 must live in District 28. All seats are voted for at-large or by all Lake Wales voters. 

Past Election Results

Polling Place

The polling place for City elections for precincts 523, 527, 528, 530, 531,532 and 542 is:
James Austin Community Center
315 Dr. M. L. King Jr., Blvd.
Lake Wales, FL 33853

The polling place for City elections for precincts 519, 524, and 526 is:
Lake Ashton Clubhouse
4141 Ashton Club Dr.
Lake Wales, FL 33859
Polls will be open from 7:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. April 7, 2020
Bring photo ID.

To register to vote or to sign up to Vote By Mail contact the Supervisor of Elections. Last Day to request a Vote -by-Mail Ballot is Saturday March 28. 
All registered voters residing in the city will vote for City Commission, at these locations regardless of where they vote in county, state, or national elections.

Here is a map of the different districts. District Map 2012