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.
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.
- 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.
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.