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Individuals get their names on the ballot by filing an Affidavit of Candidacy during the filing period. Affidavits are available online and at filing offices.

If you bring a signed affidavit to the office, it must also be notarized. If you sign the form at the filing office, staff can certify the affidavit. A fee or petition in place of the fee is due at the time of filing. The fee can be paid with cash or check (no credit cards).

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 file at the Plato Building

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

              Municipal candidate filings           County filings

              State office filings                         Judicial filings

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Filing 2018
May 22 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for state and county offices, cities with a primary, and for Saint Paul City Council - Ward 4
June 5 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for state and county offices, cities with a primary, and for Saint Paul City Council - Ward 4
June 7 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for state and county offices and cities with a primary (5 p.m.)
July 31 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for city offices without municipal primaries and for school district offices
Aug 14 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for city offices without municipal primaries and for school district offices (5 p.m.) 
Aug 16 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for city offices without municipal primaries and for school district offices (5 p.m.)

 

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Office Where to file Fee
County Commissioner
(Districts 3, 4, 5, 6)
Ramsey County Elections $50
County Attorney Ramsey County Elections $50
County Sheriff Ramsey County Elections $50
Conservation District Board
(Districts 1, 2)
Ramsey County Elections $50

Arden Hills Mayor, Council Member (2)

Ramsey County Elections or Arden Hills $2
Gem Lake Council Member (2) Ramsey County Elections or White Bear Township $2
Lauderdale Mayor, Council Member (2) Lauderdale $2
Little Canada Mayor, Council Member (2) Little Canada $2
Maplewood Mayor, Council Member (2) Maplewood $5
Mounds View Mayor, Council Member (2) Ramsey County Elections or Mounds View $20
North Oaks Mayor, Council Member (2) Ramsey County Elections or North Oaks $2
North Saint Paul Mayor, Council Member (2) Ramsey County Elections or North Saint Paul $40
Roseville Mayor, Council Member (2) Ramsey County Elections or Roseville $5
Saint Paul Council Member (Ward 4) Ramsey County Elections $250
Shoreview Mayor, Council Member (2) Shoreview $5
Vadnais Heights Mayor, Council Member (2) Ramsey County Elections or Vadnais Heights $5
White Bear Township Board Supervisor (2) Ramsey County Elections or White Bear Township $2
     
ISD 622 School Board Member (3) ISD 622 $2