Candidate Rules & Information
Offices of Mayor and Council Districts 1, 2, 4, 6, 8
- Primary Election: August 24, 2021
- General Election: November 2, 2021
- Starts June 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.
- Ends on June 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.
- Must be a registered voter.
- Candidates for Council Member must have been a resident of the declared district for at least the past 12 months, as of the date of the primary election.
- Candidates for Mayor must have been a resident of the City for at least the past 12 months, as of the date of the primary election.
- Candidates cannot have become and cannot be a candidate, a nominee, or representative of any political party or any committee or convention representing or acting for any political party.
Term of Office
- The election for districts 2, 4, 6, and 8 are for a full term of approximately four 4 Years, beginning the first Thursday in January 2022 and running through the second Thursday in January 2026.
- The election for district 1 is being held to fill a vacancy that will occur when the resignation of the current Council Member for district 1 goes into effect on January 5, 2021. Accordingly, the election for district 1 is to fill the remainder of that Council Member’s current term, which runs through the first Thursday in January 2024.
ELECTION UPDATE: Kyle Hall, candidate for City of St. Petersburg Council Member District 2, withdrew from the race after the ballots were printed. Pursuant to the City Charter, the one candidate left in this race will be deemed elected to office. Votes cast in this race will not be counted.
2021 Charter Review
The City Charter is the legal document which defines the political powers of the city government and specifies the relationship between the Mayor, the City Council, the various departments of the city and the residents of St. Petersburg. The document is reviewed every 10 years. The below report details the proposed changes to the Charter.
Questions on the 2021 General Election Ballot
The documents below show the exact questions and proposed charter amendments that will show up on the 2021 general election ballot.
The below document details the proposed Ordinance that will show up on the 2021 general election ballot.