WITH WHOM DO I FILE MY CANDIDATE QUALIFYING DOCUMENTS?
Federal, State, Multi-County Candidates - Qualifying Officer: Florida Division of Elections
Municipal Candidates - Qualifying Officer: Municipal Clerk
Pinellas County Candidates - Qualifying Officer: Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections
2020 CANDIDATE INFORMATION
Offices up for Election in 2020
County Candidate Requirements:
Special Districts & Community Development District Candidate Requirements:
2022 CANDIDATE QUALIFYING PERIODS
County Court Judge Qualifying Period:
Dates Coming Soon
County Candidate & Special District Candidate Qualifying Period:
Dates Coming Soon
NOTE: F.S. 99.061(8) states that qualifying papers may be submitted to the qualifying officer beginning 14 days prior to the qualifying period.
Qualifying By Fee - Candidates running with political party affiliation must pay 6% of the salary of the office as of July 1, 2021 to qualify by fee. Candidates running with no party affiliation or running in a nonpartisan contest pay 4% of the salary of the office as of July 1, 2021. The qualifying fee must be paid using a check drawn on your campaign account, made payable to the Supervisor of Elections. These fees are due during the pre-qualifying/qualifying period.
The qualifying fee for Special District Candidates is $25.00. This fee must be paid using a campaign check, made payable to the Supervisor of Elections, if you file a DS-DE 9 and open a campaign account or with a personal check, made payable to the Supervisor of Elections, if you file an Affidavit of Intention. These fees are due during the pre-qualifying/qualifying period.
Qualifying By Petition - The qualifying fee is waived if you qualify by petition. The State of Florida provides a Candidate Petition Handbook for additional reference. When collecting petitions, you must use the Florida Division of Elections Candidate Petition Form. Additional County Candidate Petition Information can be found here.
COUNTY CANDIDATE FORMS & PUBLICATIONS
PUBLICATIONS: 2020 Candidate Reporting Period Deadlines (PDF)
For a copy of the 2020 County Candidate Handbook, please email WGrimes@VotePinellas.com.
FLORIDA ELECTION LAWS & HANDBOOKS
CANDIDATE DATA ORDER INFORMATION
For voter records and other data orders call (727) 464-4958 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Order a copy of the voter file – by district, municipality, or the whole county
- Order current or past mail ballot request information (must be a qualified candidate with opposition)
- Candidates are required to file an Oath of Acquisition with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections before placing data orders regarding mail ballot requests