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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 filing

Note: This information will be updated closer to the filing period, with options for filing and locations in consideration of public health guidelines.

White Bear Lake

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Jurisdiction 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
Jurisdiction filing: July 27 to Aug 10 Filing fee
Falcon Heights
Councilmember
$2
Saint Anthony
Councilmember
$2
Saint Paul
Mayor
$500
I.S.D. 282 - Saint Anthony-New Brighton Area Schools
School Board Member
$2
I.S.D. 621 - Mounds View Area Schools
School Board Member
$2
I.S.D. 623 - Roseville Area Schools
School Board Member
$2

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

$2
I.S.D. 625 - Saint Paul Public Schools
School Board Member
$2