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An individual who would like to be placed on a ballot, therefore officially considered a candidate for election, must submit a filing fee (or a petition in place of filing fee) and an affidavit of candidacy to a designated candidate filing officer. An individual may only file for office during a designated period, according to jurisdiction; see the schedule and fees for 2021 candidate filing below. 

Note: an individual may establish a campaign committee, which ensures campaign finance reporting requirements are fulfilled, prior to officially filing for office.

Any individual considering candidacy should verify they are qualified before filing for office. When filing an affidavit of candidacy, individuals must state under oath that they:

  • 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.

Some offices may involve additional qualification requirements. For any questions regarding taking office, please contact Ramsey County Elections Office.

2021 candidate filings

Notice of election

Municipal and school district elections on November 2, 2021

Filing period: July 27 to August 10

To see the current candidate filings for the jurisdictions below, select the name of the office. Candidate filings will be updated daily through the period as individuals file for office.

Filing period: May 18 to June 1

White Bear Lake

Mayor and City Councilmember

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Filing: May 18 to June 1 Filing location Filing fee

White Bear Lake
Mayor
Councilmember

White Bear Lake City Hall or Ramsey County Elections Office $5
Filing: July 27 to Aug 10 Filing location Filing fee
Falcon Heights
Councilmember
Ramsey County Elections Office $2
Saint Anthony
Councilmember

Saint Anthony City Hall or
Ramsey County Elections Office

$2
Saint Paul
Mayor
Ramsey County Elections Office $500
I.S.D. 282 - Saint Anthony-New Brighton Area Schools
School Board Member

Saint Anthony City Hall or
Ramsey County Elections Office

$2
I.S.D. 621 - Mounds View Area Schools
School Board Member
Ramsey County Elections Office $2
I.S.D. 623 - Roseville Area Schools
School Board Member
Ramsey County Elections Office $2

I.S.D. 624 - White Bear Lake Area Schools
School Board Member

White Bear Lake Area Schools

$2
I.S.D. 625 - Saint Paul Public Schools
School Board Member
Ramsey County Elections Office $2