Candidate Filing

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Individuals are placed on a ballot after filing for office during the designated filing period, completing an affidavit of candidacy and submitting the required filing fee or a petition in place of filing fee with the appropriate filing officer.

Candidates should make sure they are qualified before filing for office. Each candidate must state under oath that he/she:

  • is 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
  • has 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).

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Filing 2019
May 21 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for cities and school districts with a primary (White Bear Lake and ISD 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 ISD 624).
June 6 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for state and county offices and cities with a primary (5 p.m.) (White Bear Lake and ISD 624).
July 30 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for city and school district offices without primaries. 
Aug 13 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for city and school district offices without primaries (5 p.m.).
Aug 15 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for city and school district offices without primaries (5 p.m.).

 

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Office

Where to file

Fee

Filing Period

Falcon Heights
Mayor, Council Member (2)

Ramsey County Elections

$2

7/30/2019 to 8/13/2019

Saint Anthony 
Mayor, Council Member (2)

Ramsey County Elections or Saint Anthony City Hall

$2

7/30/2019 to 8/13/2019

Saint Paul 
Council Member (7)

Ramsey County Elections

$250

7/30/2019 to 8/13/2019

White Bear Lake 
Council Member (3)

Ramsey County Elections

$5

5/21/2019 to 6/4/2019

ISD 282 (St Anthony/New Brighton)
School Board Member (3)

Ramsey County Elections or Saint Anthony

$2

7/30/2019 to 8/13/2019

ISD 621 (Mounds View)
School Board Member (4)

Ramsey County Elections

$2

7/30/2019 to 8/13/2019

ISD 623 (Roseville)
School Board Member (3)

Ramsey County Elections

$2

7/30/2019 to 8/13/2019

ISD 624 (White Bear Lake)
School Board Member (4)

Ramsey County Elections or ISD 624

$2

5/21/2019 to 6/4/2019

ISD 625 (St Paul)
School Board Member (4)

Ramsey County Elections

$2

7/30/2019 to 8/13/2019