We made history! Let's make more!

We just wanted to let everyone know that as of this morning, Oct. 27 —
we hit our VBM request goal!!!

For the first time in Florida history Democrats have requested more Vote By Mail ballots than Republicans:

Dem     1,293,554
Rep      1,293,168


Sending thanks from Scott Arceneaux, FDP Executive Director

Bartow Halloween Parade

When: Thursday, October 27th 2016, at 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Downtown Bartow
Starts a the YMCA
Near Chicken Shack
Bartow, FL
The set up is at 3:00 PM and he parade is at 4:00.  Coming north on Hwy 17, turn right on MLK and go to deadend, which is 2nd street, take a right and go to Section 9 which is the DEC location. 

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Host: Polk Dems
Contact: PolkCountyDemocrats@gmail.com
Info: Join your Polk County Democrats as we march in this annual event. You are requested to bring candy to dole out to the kids along the route.

Call Ron Martin for details at 863-325-6389.

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Volunteer to drive voters to the polls

Drivers are needed today at our Winter Haven office, 1408 First St. from 5pm to 7pm to drive voters to the polls this evening. Contact Evan Welty at (928) 713-6115 for details if you can participate.

Sign up to help with this vital project. Call the Hot Line at 863-206-5924, our volunteer disptcher, Debbie Wellman will get back to you to confirm your availablilty.

Call 863-206-5924

Let's show Polk County that we have the DRIVE to WIN!

East Central Polk Democratic Club - November Meeting

Tuesday, November 1st, at 6:30p.m.
Neighborhood Service Center, 608 Ave. "S" NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881

You won't want to miss this very important meeting.
We will also announce upcoming events and discuss our game plan for the November 8th election.

Contact Shawn Kinsey for more information:

Lakeland Democratic Club - November Meeting

Thursday, November 3rd at 7:00 p.m.
Downtown Library, 100 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

We encourage attendance for all those wanting to volunteer to help our candidates with their campaigns. We will be offering a variety of duties from making calls, and working in the office, to walking neighborhoods and putting out signs. We also need volunteers to drive voters to the polls, and run errands on election day. All Democratic candidates and their teams are urged to attend this meeting.

There is a meet and greet that will start at 6:30. Attendees are asked to bring a non-perishable food item for donation to one of our local charities.
For more information, call Andy Crossfield at 863 640-6641

Ricky Shirah, president, at (863) 937-8944 or electshirah@gmail.com

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Polk County Democrats are Working for YOU!Our strength derives from our diversity. Polk County Democrats believe in a strong sense of community.
We are working to improve the lives of everyone who lives in our county, state and nation by promoting issues and candidates that provide for the common good of all people.

For a complete CALENDAR of Polk County Democratic Events, click here.

Get a copy of our Polk County Democrats PAMPHLET, click here.

For a copy of our quarterly NEWSLETTER for registerd Polk County voters, click here.

Looking for a job in Polk County? Click here!

Polk County Coordinated Campaign Office now open!

Join the Coordinated Campaign at our Lakeland Office
1549 South Combee Rd., Lakeland, FL 33801

Lakeland Coordinated Campaign Office Grand Opening Party
Come to our office to learn about how we can stop Trump and all Republicans from dividing our nation. 
Find out about more of what we Democrats have going on throughout Polk County!

Please reply to ewelty@flvictory2016.org
Evan Welty
Regional Organizing Director
Florida Democratic Party

Julie Wong, (Ponciana/Solivita)
(415) 680-8877

Sharalyn Price
(Davenport, Dundee)
(801) 891-6434

Chris Miller (Lake Wales, Bartow, South Polk)
(703) 431-3712

Kennan Peterson (Auberndale, Winter Haven)
(608) 289-9511

Tommy Trheus

Polk County Democratic Headquarters – Haines City, FL


We have expanded
our office space due
to the needs of our
outstanding candidates
and the number
of volunteers that
are helping us register
new voters and
sign them up for
Vote By Mail!

Democracy is not a spectator sport!
Please donate or volunteer today.

Polk County
Democratic Office

11am to 3pm
Tuesday through Friday
Saturday through Monday by appointment

Inside the OK Arcade,
Across from City Hall
651 East Main Street, Suite 10-C,
Haines City, FL 33844

(863) 668-7199


Office Manager:
Ruth Ann Eaddy

D.E.C. Chairman:
Ellis Moose, III

NEW SUPPLY! Hillary Signs! Supplies are limited!

We have a new supply of HILLARY yard signs. We are looking to raise funds to obtain more to help accomplish our plans to get good Democrats elected across Polk County. Your donations have helped us reach as many voters, and help as many candidates, as possible in the final months of this long, arduous campaign.

If we can get our hands on more signs they will be available at no cost to those who cannot afford to pay. These are the folks who we are in ths campaign to aid, so after the next four years they will be able to pay it forward in 2020.

Hillary for President Yard Sign

Hillary Clinton Yard Sign with Stakes — Sugested minimum $5.00 donation to Polk County Democrats.

Offices at:
651 East Maine Street, In the OK Arcade, Haines City, FL 33844 - 863-668-7199
1549 South Combee Road, Lakeland, FL 33801 - 863-450-6052
1408 1st Street N., Winter Haven, Florida 33881 - 407-491-5228

We can only accept cash and checks at these locations.


Winter Haven Office Now Open

1408 1st St. N, Winter Haven, Florida 33881

Now Open In Winter Haven!

Join other Democrats in your neighborhood who are supporting Hillary Clinton and the entire Democratic slate! Bring a friend and come meet the team at our newest community organizing hub.

Polk DEC -November Meeting

Monday, November 14, at 6:30p.m.
Polk County Commissioners' Bldg., Third Floor Lounge
330 West Church Street, Bartow, FL

Nomination of 2017-18 DEC Officers, Our slate of officers will be nominated ate this meeting for election at the December 12 meeting. If you are interested in any of the board positions, please contact Nominations Committee Chair Karen Welzel ASAP at (863) 318-0441 or kwelzel628@gmail.com

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

Contact Ellis Moose at 863-852-7294 or ChairPolkDEC@SolivitaDemocrats.org for more information.

Lake Wales democratic Club - November Meeting

Tuesday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m.
"B" Street Community Center,
230 B Street, Lake Wales, FL

You won't want to miss this event as we celebrate the success of our Democratic candidates.
Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Jennifer Nanek for more information:

Polk County Democratic Black Caucus - November Meeting

Monday, November 21, at 6:30p.m.
Neighborhood Service Center, 608 Ave. "S" NE
Winter Haven, FL 33881

We will review the results of the general election on November 8 and make plans for our caucus in 2017.
Light refreshments will be served.

Contact Shawn Kinsey for more information:

Rainbow Ridge LGBTA Democratic Caucus - November Meeting

Tuesday, November 15 – 6:30 p.m.
Village Inn, 3770 Lakeside Village Ct., Lakeland

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Woody Wilbanks at 863-709-1848 or via email at gatorwood@msn.com

Mr. Abe Otto has graciously secured our meeting sites through the beginning of the year 2017. They are listed below, so that all can plan accordingly.

December, No Meeting
January 17th, 2017, at Champino's Italian Restaurant,

6617 North Socrum Loop Road, Lakeland

Democratic Women's Club of Florida/East Polk Ridge - November Meeting

Wednesday, November 16, 11:30 a.m. 
Floridino's, Rt. 27, Lake Hamilton

We will be electing officers for 2017.
Please call Carol DeMosley
 at 863-438-5260, or by email at:  cdemosley@gmail.com for meeting details.

Karen Welzel

Polk Co. Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida - November Meeting

Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
DEC Office
651 East Main St., In the OK Arcade-Suite C, Haines City

Guest speaker to be announced.

Polk County Chapter of the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida

José Garcia, President
(516) 319-4118 – TopCop@earthlink.net

The Greater Winter Haven Democratic Club - November Meeting

Tuesday, November 22nd at 7 p.m.
Room 1 of the Chain of Lakes Complex,

210 Cypress Gardens Boulevard in Winter Haven 

Members are encouraged to suggest additions to the agenda to the Chair below.                                 

For more information please call Frank Chichetto at 863-299-4216, frankchichetto@yahoo.com
or Paul Anderson at 863-965-8241.

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Important Florida 2017 Legislative Session Dates

November 22, 2016-Organization Session (Art. III, §3(a), Fla. Const.)

Interim Committee Meetings for the 2017 Regular Session

Monday, December 5th - Friday, December 9th (House of Representatives)
Monday, December 12th - Friday, December, 16th (Senate)
Monday, January 9th - Friday, January 13th
Monday, January 23rd - Friday, January 27th
Monday, February 6th - Friday, February 10th
Monday, February 13th - Friday, February 17th
Monday, February 20th - Friday, February 24th

January 27, 2017 Friday, 5:00 p.m., deadline for submitting requests for drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including requests for companion bills (Senate)

March 3, 2017 Friday, 5:00 p.m., deadline for approving final drafts of general bills and joint resolutions, including companion bills (Senate)

March 7, 2017 Regular Session convenes (Art. III, §3(b), Fla. Const.) 12:00 noon, deadline for filing bills for introduction (Senate Rule 3.7(1))

April 22, 2017 All bills are immediately certified (Senate Rule 6.8 and House Rule 11.7(i)). Motion to reconsider made and considered the same day (Senate Rule 6.4(4))

April 25, 2017 50th day - last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings (Senate Rule 2.9(2))

April 30, 2017 55th Day - no House bills on second reading may be taken up and considered by the House (House Rule 10.18)

May 3, 2017 58th Day – the House may consider only: (a) Returning messages, (b) Conference reports, and (c) Concurrent resolutions (House Rule 10.19)

May 5, 2017 60th day - last day of Regular Session (Art. III, §3(d), Fla. Const.)

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