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Information for Candidates

If you are interested in becoming a Candidate for a Pinellas County public office or have questions about the information listed below, please call the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office at (727) 464-4987.   

2018 Candidate Qualifying Requirements: 
Board of County Commissioners
County Judge
School Board Member
East Lake Tarpon Special Fire Control District
Lealman Special Fire Control District
Palm Harbor Special Fire Control and Rescue District
Pinellas Suncoast Fire and Rescue District
Eastlake Oaks Community Development District

County Candidate Forms: 
Florida Division of Elections - County Candidate Forms
Florida Commission on Ethics (Form 1 2017) (Form 6 2017)
Candidate Petition (Form DS-DE 104) (Spanish) (Candidate Petition Information)
Affidavit of Undue Burden (Form DS-DE 19A) (Spanish)
Special District Candidate - Affidavit of Intention Form

County Candidate Information:
2018 Candidate Reporting Period Deadlines
2018 Pinellas County Candidate Handbook (Updated January 2018)
Pinellas County Campaign Finance Handbook
County Candidate Petition Information

State Laws and Handbooks:
Florida Election Laws
State Candidate and Campaign Treasurer's Handbook 
State Qualifying Handbook
Federal Qualifying Handbook
Guidelines for Determining When Residency Qualifications for Elected Office Must be Met