THE 'BURG VOTES

The Black Vote

This page brings you the best and latest information about the size and strength of the black vote in St. Petersburg, Florida. Curious about some facet of the black electorate? Ask us about it and we will make every attempt to feed back.

5 Quick Facts: The Black Vote Factor in Yesterday’s Contest

The victors: newly re-elected Mayor Rick Kriseman and Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin at last night’s celebration - By Gypsy C. …

Take this seriously: 4x more black voters still undecided in mayor’s race

-By Gypsy C. Gallardo It’s incredible that 18% of likely black voters are still undecided in St. Pete’s mayoral race, according to …

Black Democrats “Defect” in St. Pete Elections

(Lessons from History & for the Next Two Months) - By Gypsy C. Gallardo Several media outlets have highlighted the fact that a …

NEW: Black & Latino Turnout Broke Records Last Week!

-By Gypsy C. Gallardo Just after 2 p.m. today, the Supervisor of Elections released data on the racial make-up of voters in last …

Who really won black precincts last night

-By Gypsy C. Gallardo; WUSF News Photo The Tampa Bay Times reported last night that former Mayor Rick Baker won Midtown precincts by …

Dead heat in black precincts for Kriseman v Baker

-By Gypsy C. Gallardo St. Petersburg’s majority-black precincts* showed a “dead heat” result between Mayor Rick Kriseman and …

Where Black Voters Live & Breathe

5 quick facts about the geographic dispersion of St. Petersburg’s African American electorate - By Gypsy C. Gallardo The following …

Crib Sheet: Differences between “Midtown,” “South St. Pete,” and “Black”

- By Gypsy C. Gallardo Most everyone knows that the area located south of Central Avenue is home to a lion's share of St. Petersburg’s …

Another Surge Seems Certain for Black Voters this Year, but for All New Reasons

- By Gypsy C. Gallardo It appears that this year’s election will see yet another surge in African American voting, following the …


Black Vote Counts & Voter Turnout Rates 2004 to 2016: Mayoral, Midterm & Presidential elections


Black Votes & Voter Turnout Rates

Mayoral, Midterm & Presidential Elections, 2001 to 2016

Black Vote as Share of Total Vote – City of St. Petersburg
Select elections 2001 to 2016
Election Total Vote Black Vote %Black Type
2001 Primary                         37,144                      6,775 18.2% Mayoral
2001 General                         49,702                      8,883 17.9% Mayoral
2004 Primary                         32,317                      5,114 15.8% Presidential
2004 General                       117,397                    21,478 18.3% Presidential
2005 Primary 4,034 1,297 32.2%
2005 General 32,619 7,037 21.6% Mayoral
2008 Primary                         20,695                      5,003 24.2% Presidential
2008 General                       123,269                    25,529 20.7% Presidential
2009 Primary                         37,076                      6,939 18.7% Mayoral
2009 General                         46,678                      7,041 15.1% Mayoral
2010 Primary                         37,204                      6,605 17.8% Gubernatorial
2010 General                         78,709                    14,223 18.1% Gubernatorial
2012 Primary                         35,147                      6,445 18.3% Presidential
2012 General                       122,835                    26,152 21.3% Presidential
2013 Primary                         50,589                      7,411 14.6% Mayoral
2013 General                         53,378                      9,452 17.7% Mayoral
2014 Primary                         37,510                      6,882 18.3% Midterm
2014 General                         93,213                    17,094 18.3% Midterm
2016 Primary                         46,786                      8,794 18.8% Presidential
2016 General                       132,468                    24,649 18.6% Presidential
Overall average                   1,188,770                  222,803 18.7%
Average per election   19.2%