Largo City Commission Seats 1, 2, 5, and 6 are subject to election to four-year terms. If you are interested in finding out more about Largo's elections or candidacy, contact the City Clerk's Office at 727-587-6710 or [email protected]. Download the 2022 Candidate Guide
CAMPAIGN TREASURER'S REPORTS
- All positions are elected as nonpartisan and at-large (not by district).
- Each candidate is required to designate a campaign treasurer, open a campaign account in a local financial institution and submit a completed Statement of Candidate within 10 days after such designation.
- The City Clerk is designated as the City Elections Official. The City contracts with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office to conduct the municipal general election. The Supervisor of Elections hires and trains the poll workers, provides voting equipment and tabulates the results.
- The candidate qualifying period for the 2022 Election is TBD and will be approved by Ordinance.
- Any registered voter having continuously resided in the city for one (1) year immediately prior to the date when he or she would take office if elected shall be eligible to be a member of the city commission.
- Any registered voter whose residence was annexed into the city during the year immediately prior to the date when he or she would take office if elected and who has resided continuously at that residence for one (1) year immediately prior to the date when he or she would take office if elected shall be eligible to be a member of the city commission.
- A member of the city commission must maintain their residency within the city throughout their term.
- As the first step in the campaign, each candidate is required to designate a campaign treasurer, open a campaign account in a local financial institution and submit a completed Statement of Candidate within 10 days after such designation.
- The City Charter requires that 200 registered voters of the City of Largo sign petitions nominating the individual for election to a specific seat on the City Commission. The voter signatures are verified by the Supervisor of Elections Office.
- It is recommended that each candidate have more than 200 petitions signed in the event that some signatures are determined to be invalid. Each candidate must designate the number of submitted petitions to be verified by the Supervisor of Elections Office.
- During the election period, the candidate must submit Campaign Treasurer's Reports consistent with the schedule provided. Campaign Treasurer’s Reports must be delivered or mailed to the City Clerk.
- An election assessment fee in accordance with F.S. § 99.093 of 1% of the annual salary of the office sought shall be paid.
- Any person seeking election who is unable to pay the election assessment fee without imposing an undue burden shall, upon written certification of such inability given under oath to the qualifying officer, be exempt from paying the election assessment.
- The voter signatures are verified by the Supervisor of Elections Office, with the verification fee of $.10 per card paid by the candidate.
- The City Clerk provides all of the forms and information necessary for the election in a Candidate Guide.
- Candidates can also contact the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections at 727-464-6108 or the Florida Division of Elections at 850-245-6200 with questions on the interpretation of election law.
- All forms and reports that you are required to file during the campaign are to be filed with the City Clerk's Office.
- Jurisdiction to investigate and determine violations of Florida Statutes Chapters 104 and 106 is vested in the Florida Elections Commission, 850-922-4539. A complaint form is included in the Candidate Guide.
- Any City documents that you might need to assist you in your campaign are available at no cost by making a request to the City Clerk.
- Training sessions on campaign financing and reporting requirements, political advertisements, and related issues will be offered and all candidates and treasurers are encouraged to attend.