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5 Reasons So Many Black Voters Still Unsure in St. Pete Mayoral Election

Poll results released Friday show three times more Black voters undecided in St. Pete’s mayoral race, compared to the 2017 …

Quick Facts: City Councilmembers with the Most & Fewest Black Voters in Their Districts

St. Petersburg had 36,803 Black registered voters on the rolls by the 2020 General Election; about 25,700 of them cast their ballot in …

Who is Rick Baker Really Backing for Mayor? His Money Says Blackmon; But Newton Camp Suggests Otherwise

Two weeks out from the August 24th primary election in St. Petersburg, it's still an open question as to which mayoral candidate has the …

4 Reasons We Need a “Black Agenda” in District 6, Even if We Don’t Elect a Black Person to the Seat

Above, Mhariel Summers (the challenger, left) and Gina Driscoll (the incumbent, right) will face off in the general election that ends …

Some ‘Splaining to do re St. Pete’s Black Vote 2020; 10 Facts that Say Dems Unprepared for the Next Big Election

-By Gypsy C. Gallardo African Americans in Pinellas County turned in their highest vote count ever in the 2020 Presidential Election, …

For the 1st Time, People of Color are a Majority of Florida Democrats

- Gypsy C. Gallardo for the Power Broker Media Group For the first time in presidential election history, a majority of Florida’s …

1st Time Look at Clearwater’s Black Vote; 6 Quick Comparisons to St. Pete

NAACP activists march (Facebook page of Clearwater/Upper Pinellas NAACP, which will be active in voter turnout efforts in Clearwater in the …

To Pinellas Democrats: 3 Imperatives for Epic Black Voter Turnout in 2020

- Gypsy C. Gallardo for Power Broker Media Group It’s a little-known fact that St. Petersburg’s black voters grew their vote totals in …

Breaking Down the Polls: Black Voter Preferences in the 2020 Presidential Primary (Feb 17, 2020)

Black voters are prepared to support “anyone but Trump,” but show no real zeal for any of the Democratic candidates. February 17, 2020 …

POLL: St. Pete Black Voters Still Undecided, with Just 2 Weeks ‘Til Election Day

StPetePolls.org's October 20, 2019 poll shows these four candidates as frontrunners for the Nov 5th election: Robert Blackmon (District 1), …


Black Vote Counts & Voter Turnout Rates in St. Petersburg 2004 to 2019: City Council, Mayoral, Midterm & Presidential General 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%
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