Election Information 

Overview

Welcome to the City of Winter Haven Election Information Center. The information contained on this page is intended to familiarize City Commission candidates, campaign treasurers, and residents with upcoming election information.

Per the City of Winter Haven Charter, elections for City Commission occur in odd-numbered years on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November (If a Run-Off election is needed, it would occur on the first Tuesday in December).

The City Clerk serves as the supervisor of elections for all City elections and is the official qualifying officer for candidates seeking elected office within the City. 

View the Voter City Limits Map  (*As of October 27, 2023)

Qualifications to Become a Candidate:

  • U.S. citizen and resident of Florida
  • Registered voter in Florida (you must be at least 18) and a registered voter in Polk County
  • Reside in the City limits of Winter Haven at the time of qualifying

2023 Municipal Candidate Packets were made available in the City Clerk’s Office. An electronic version is also available. For information, please contact the City Clerk’s Office.

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT IT IS NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE TO INTERPRET FLORIDA STATUTES CONTAINED WITHIN FLORIDA LAW. FOR ANY INTERPRETATION OF THE LAW OR FOR A LEGAL OPINION, CONTACT THE FLORIDA DIVISION OF ELECTIONS AT (850) 245-6200.