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Information for Candidates

NOTICE

The following Emergency Rules have been issued by the Secretary of State:

  • Emergency Rule 1SER20-1 - Designation of Division of Elections as Filing Office for Department of State; Requirements for Candidate Qualifying Papers; Withdrawal of Candidacy.
Removes the requirement that the qualifying items be “original[s] and signatures thereon…be made in ink” so that these items can be collected, notarized, and submitted with limited person-to-person contact. Provides for qualifying documents to be submitted via email. Notary statements on required forms will be revised accordingly.
Removes the requirement that the voter’s signature on a candidate petition be an “original, ink signature” so that signed petitions can be collected without person-to-person contact.

We encourage you to email your candidate qualifying PDF documents to:

WGrimes@VotePinellas.com

or mail your candidate qualifying documents to:

Attn: Candidate Services, Pinellas County SOE, 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo, FL 33773

 

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:

 

2020 STATE & PRECINCT COMMITTEEMEN/COMMITTEEWOMEN

 

 

2020 CANDIDATE QUALIFYING PERIODS

 

County Court Judge Qualifying Period:
NOON, April 20, 2020 - NOON, April 24, 2020
*Pre-Qualifying papers will be accepted beginning April 6, 2020

County Candidate, Special District Candidate & Committeemen and Committeewomen Qualifying Period:
NOON, June 8, 2020 - NOON, June 12, 2020
*Pre-Qualifying papers will be accepted beginning May 26, 2020


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.

*Pinellas County Elections Offices will be CLOSED in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020.
  • We encourage you to submit candidate qualifying documents (must be in .pdf format) to CandServices@VotePinellas.com or mail documents to 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo, Florida 33773, attention Candidate Services.
  • You may also call Wendy Grimes at (727) 464-4987 or email WGrimes@VotePinellas.com with questions or to schedule an in-person appointment. All appointments will be held at 13001 Starkey Rd., Largo.
Qualifying By Fee - Candidates running with political party affiliation must pay 6% of the salary of the office as of July 1, 2019 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, 2019. 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 deadline for county judicial candidates to submit petitions is Noon on March 23, 2020. The deadline for all other county candidates is Noon on May 11, 2020. 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

 

FORMS: PUBLICATIONS:
2020 Candidate Reporting Period Deadlines (PDF)
For a copy of the 2020 County Candidate Handbook, please contact (727) 464-4987 or 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 soeit@votepinellas.com.
 
  • 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

 

 

Julie Marcus
Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections

13001 Starkey Rd., Largo, FL 33773

Hours

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Contact Us

P: (727)-464-VOTE (8683)
F: (727)-464-6239
E: Election@VotePinellas.com
MAIL BALLOTS: MailBallotRequests@VotePinellas.com

F.S. 668.6076 Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. To submit a public records request: PublicRecordsRequest@VotePinellas.com