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 4, 2023
  • Past Election, Tuesday, April 5, 2022


There are two seats up for election on April 4, 2023. 

  • Seat 3 currently held by Terrye Howell
  • Seat 5 currently held by Robin Gibson

These seats are for three year terms. 

Candidates for Mayor/Seat 1 must have been a resident of Lake Wales for a year and can live anywhere within City limits. 

Candidates for Seats 2-5 must have been a resident of Lake Wales for a year and must live within those Seats. 

All seats are voted for at-large or by all Lake Wales voters. 

Election Notice 2023 Election Notice English 2023 Election Notice Spanish

Sample 2023 Ballot in English and Spanish Sample 2023 Ballot

Charter Amendments on the 2021 Ballot

There were 7 proposed Amendments to the City Charter on the 2021 Ballot. All were approved and are in effect.

Here is the list. Charter Amendments 2021

 Past Election Results

Polling Place

The polling place for City elections for precincts 523, 527, 528, 530,532, 535, 542 and 543 is:

Municipal Administration Building

201 W. Central Ave

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 4, 2023

Bring photo ID.

To register to vote or to sign up to Vote By Mail contact the Supervisor of Elections


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 Seats.  District Map 2022