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To be an official candidate, an individual must submit a filing fee and an affidavit of candidacy (PDF) to a filing officer during a designated period. See the 2022 filing schedule and details below. 

Note: an individual may establish a campaign finance committee prior to filing for office. Campaign finance committees are established to legally report the campaign's financial activity when a certain threshold has been met.

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 running for office, please contact Ramsey County Elections Office.

Candidate filing - August 2-16

Candidate filing - May 17-31

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Filing period: August 2 to August 16

Jurisdiction Position Filing Office Fee
Arden Hills
  • Mayor
  • 2 seats (4-year term) Councilmember
  • 1 seat (special, 2-year term) Councilmember
Ramsey County or
Arden Hills
City Hall
$2
Blaine Councilmember (3)
1 seat in Ramsey County
Blaine
City Hall
$5
Gem Lake Councilmember (2) Gem Lake
City Hall
$2
Lauderdale Mayor
Councilmember (2)
Lauderdale
City Hall
$2
Little Canada Mayor
Councilmember (2)
Ramsey County or
Little Canada
City Hall
$2
Mounds View Mayor
Councilmember (2)
Ramsey County or
Mounds View
City Hall
$20
New Brighton Mayor
Councilmember (2)
Ramsey County or
New Brighton City Hall
$5

North Oaks

Mayor
Councilmember (2)
North Oaks
City Hall
$2
North Saint Paul Mayor
Councilmember (2)
North Saint Paul
City Hall
$5
Shoreview Mayor
Councilmember (2)
Shoreview 
City Hall
$5
Spring Lake Park Mayor
Councilmember (2)
Spring Lake Park
City Hall
$15
Vadnais Heights Mayor
Councilmember (2)
Ramsey County or
Vadnais Heights
City Hall
$5
White Bear Township Board Supervisor (2)
Seats A  and B
Ramsey County or
White Bear
Township Office
$2
ISD 622 School Board Member (3) ISD 622 District Education Center $2

 

Notices

Notice of filing - state, county and cities with possibility for a primary
Notice of congressional, legislative and county boundaries