Early voting for primary elections begins Saturday at nine polling locations in Polk County. The sites will be open for registered voters from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Aug. 23. Traditional election day is Aug. 23.
Florida is a closed primary state, meaning only voters registered with a party may vote in that party’s primary elections. If no candidate from the voter’s party is running, however, a voter may participate in the primary of the other party.
For example, all voters are eligible to vote in the Republican primary elections for Florida House District 50 (candidates Jennifer Canady and Phillip Walker) and 51 (candidates Josie Tomkow and Bill Olson).
The primary elections include races for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, Florida Governor, Florida Attorney General, Florida Legislature, Polk County School Board and Polk County Judge.
Here are the early-voting locations:
Polk Street Community Center: 1255 Polk St., Bartow
Polk County Sheriffs NE District Office, 1100 Dunson Road, Davenport
Haines City Library, 111 N Sixth St.
Polk County Government Center, 930 E. Parker St., Lakeland
Simpson Park Community Center, 1725 Martin L. King Jr. Ave., Lakeland
Tourist Club, 205 N. Fifth St., Lake Wales
Mulberry Civic Center, 901 NE Fifth St.
Poinciana Community Fitness Center, 397 Marigold Ave., Kissimmee
Gil Jones NE Polk County Government Center, 3425 Lake Alfred Road, Winter Haven
This article originally appeared on The Ledger: Elections 2022: Early primary voting begins Saturday in Polk County Florida