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).