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PCREC Precinct Committeemen and Committeewomen - 2020 Qualifying Requirements

The material contained in this information sheet is not comprehensive.  If you are running for office, it is your responsibility to become acquainted with relevant Florida election laws that might have a bearing on your campaign or qualifications to run for office.

PRECINCT COMMITTEEMAN AND COMMITTEEWOMAN

Republican Party

Position

  • 1 Precinct Committeeman (per precinct)
  • 1 Precinct Committeewoman (per precinct)

    One additional committeeman and committeewoman position for every 1,000 registered voters in a precinct (rounded up) For example, if there are 2,001 registered voters in a precinct, 3 committeeman and committeewoman positions would be up for office.  

Qualifying Officer

    Supervisor of Elections, Pinellas County, Florida
    13001 Starkey Road, Largo, FL 33773
    (727) 464-4987

Type of Election

    Partisan – Elected by Precinct        

Election Date

    August 18, 2020 Primary Election (Term of Office – 4 years)

Requirements

 

  • Must be a registered member of the Republican Party of Florida and not been a registered member of any other political party for 365 days preceding qualifying (June 9, 2019), F.S. 99.021(2)(b)
  • Must be a resident of the precinct from which elected, F.S. 103.091
  • For possible additional requirements, refer to the by-laws of the Pinellas               County Republican Executive Committee/Republican Party of Florida

Contact Information

 

  • Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee – (727) 539-6009
  • Republican Party of Florida – (850) 222-7920

 

    Form required for Precinct Committeeman and Committeewoman:

 

 

Form Name

Description

 

 

DS-DE 305CM
(Rev. 04/20)

Candidate Oath - Committeemen and Committeewomen

F.S. 99.021 (Form accepted only during the pre-qualifying and qualifying periods)

PLEASE NOTE: A membership loyalty oath/application may be required as part of qualifying for this position. Please contact the Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee/Republican Party of Florida for more information. If required, the documents would be filed with the Executive Committee.

 

         

Committeeman/Committeewoman Qualifying Period
NOON, June 8, 2020 – NOON, June 12, 2020
Pre-qualifying papers can be accepted beginning May 26, 2020*

* 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. Please call (727) 464-4987 or email wgrimes@votepinellas.com to make an appointment to file your qualifying forms.

Missing or Incomplete Information - Florida Statute 99.061(7)

If the filing officer receives qualifying papers during the qualifying period prescribed in this section which do not include all items required by paragraph (a) prior to the last day of qualifying, the filing officer shall make a reasonable effort to notify the candidate of the missing or incomplete items and shall inform the candidate that all required items must be received by the close of qualifying. 

A candidate’s name as it is to appear on the ballot may not be changed after the end of qualifying.

The filing officer performs a ministerial function in reviewing qualifying papers. In determining whether a candidate is qualified, the filing officer shall review the qualifying papers to determine whether all items required by paragraph (a) have been properly filed and whether each item is complete on its face, including whether items that must be verified have been properly verified pursuant to s. 92.525(1)(a).  The filing officer may not determine whether the contents of the qualifying papers are accurate.   

Campaign Finance - F.S. 106.0702

  • An individual running for state committeeman or committeewoman who receives a contribution or makes an expenditure, shall file a report of all contributions received and all expenditures made.  The report shall be filed no later than Midnight (Eastern Time) on the 4th day preceding the Primary Election. 
  • All contributions and expenditures must be reported as required by Chapter 106 of the Florida Election Code. 
  • Reports shall be filed online using the Supervisor of Elections’ campaign finance module, F.S. 106.07. 
  • It is the responsibility of the individual running for state committeeman or committeewoman to notify the Supervisor of Elections and receive login ID/password and PIN numbers to submit the report in compliance with Florida law. If NO contributions and expenditures are made, this is not necessary.
  • Late-filed reports are subject to automatic fines, F.S. 106.0702.
  • $50 per day for first three days
  • $500 per day for each late day thereafter, not to exceed 25% of total contributions or expenditures, whichever is greater


Contributions and Expenditures

  • No contribution limit
  • $50 cash contribution limit
  • Petty Cash expenditures are not permitted


Political Advertising Disclaimers

  • Political disclaimers are not required on political advertisements
  • “For” is not required between name and office title, e.g.,  “John Smith for State Committeeman”

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