Today St. Petersburg voters will head to the polls to decide the fate the “Lens” pier design, choose the top two candidates in the race for the next St. Petersburg Mayor and three city council seats.
Polls are open form 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. To learn where your polling place is, click here.
The city’s contract with Michael Maltzan Architecture for the “Lens” pier design could be declared void today should voters mark “yes” to cancel the contract. Voting “no” means the city will continue with the design.
Mayoral candidates include incumbent Bill Foster and challengers Anthony Cates, Paul Congemi, Kathleen Ford and Rick Kriseman.
Should one candidate receive more than 50 percent of the vote for mayor then he or she will be elected and will not need to be on the November ballot. Should no candidate receive 50 percent, the top two candidates will be placed on the November general election ballot.
St. Petersburg City Council races operate slightly different than the mayor’s race. The top two candidates, regardless of percent of votes received, will advance to the general election.
District 4 candidates include Richard Eldridge, Carolyn Fries, Dr. David McKalip and Darden Rice.
The only incumbent in the primary council races, Karl Nurse, is vying to get reelected to his District 6 seat. He is challenged by Sharon Russ and Trevor Mallory.
For District 8, the candidates are Robert Davis, Alex Duensing, Amy Foster and Steve Galvin.
Districts 4 and 8 feature no incumbent candidates because Leslie Curran (District 4) and Jeff Danner (District 8) cannot run due to term limits.
Related St. Petersburg Election Coverage:
- Poll: 'Lens' Lacks Support; Foster in 1st, Ford in 3rd
- Embattled District 8 Candidate Has His Wife's Vote
- McKalip Campaign Manager: 'Would Like to See Obama Run Down by a Bull'
- What is the Voting Record of St. Pete Council, Mayoral Candidates?
- Pier, Red Light Cameras Separate Council Candidates
- District 4 Council Candidates Square Off in Debate