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If you would like to be placed on a ballot, you will need to complete an affidavit of candidacy and submit the required filing fee, or a petition in place of filing fee, with the appropriate filing officer during the designated period. See the tables below for 2019 candidate filing dates.

If you would like to be a candidate for office, you should verify you are qualified before filing for office. You must state under oath that you:

  • are eligible to vote.
  • will be at least 21 years of age upon taking office.
  • will have been a resident of the district for at least 30 days before the general election.
  • have no other affidavit on file for the same primary or ensuing general election.

All affidavits of candidacy must be notarized. If you sign the affidavit at the filing office, the filing officer can notarize your affidavit. The filing fee (cash or check only; no credit cards), or petition in place of the fee, is due at the time of filing. See Ramsey County Elections office's information on circulating and reviewing petitions for more information.

A packet of filing information, including information on campaign finance and voter information lists, will be provided to all individuals who file. Candidates who file with Ramsey County Elections should file at the Plato Building

For specific districts and terms, view our list of currently serving elected officials (PDF).

Current candidate filings

Filing schedule and fees

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2019 date Filing step
May 21 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for cities and school districts with a primary (White Bear Lake and I.S.D. 624).
June 4

Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for cities and school districts with a primary (5 p.m.) (White Bear Lake and I.S.D. 624).

First day to file affidavits of candidacy for County Commissioner District 1 special election.  

June 6 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for city and school district offices with a primary (5 p.m.) (White Bear Lake and I.S.D. 624).
June 18 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for County Commissioner District 1 special election (5 p.m.).
June 20 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for County Commissioner District 1 special election (5 p.m.).
July 30 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for city and school district offices without a primary. 
Aug 13 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for city and school district offices without a primary (5 p.m.).
Aug 15 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for city and school district offices without a primary (5 p.m.).

 

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Office

Where to file

Fee

Filing period

Ramsey County Commissioner, District 1 Ramsey County Elections $50 6/4/19 to 6/18/19

Falcon Heights
Mayor, Council Member (2)

Ramsey County Elections

$2

7/30/19 to 8/13/19

Saint Anthony 
Mayor, Council Member (2)

Ramsey County Elections or Saint Anthony City Hall

$2

7/30/19 to 8/13/19

Saint Paul 
Council Member (7)

Ramsey County Elections

$250

7/30/19 to 8/13/19

White Bear Lake 
Council Member (3)

Ramsey County Elections

$5

5/21/19 to 6/4/19

I.S.D. 282 (St Anthony/New Brighton)
School Board Member (3)

Ramsey County Elections or Saint Anthony

$2

7/30/19 to 8/13/19

I.S.D. 621 (Mounds View)
School Board Member (4)

Ramsey County Elections

$2

7/30/19 to 8/13/19

I.S.D. 623 (Roseville)
School Board Member (3)

Ramsey County Elections

$2

7/30/19 to 8/13/19

I.S.D. 624 (White Bear Lake)
School Board Member (3)

Ramsey County Elections or I.S.D. 624

$2

5/21/19 to 6/4/19

I.S.D. 625 (St Paul)
School Board Member (4)

Ramsey County Elections

$2

7/30/19 to 8/13/19