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Candidates may file their affidavit of candidacy via one of three methods. 

  • Mail: Your affidavit of candidacy and filing fee must be received by Tuesday, June 2 and your affidavit must be notarized. Once your affidavit has been received and certified, staff will send a letter of confirmation and receipt by email or postal mail. View filing by mail details (PDF). 
  • Appointment: Call 651-266-2171 to schedule a 15 to 20-minute appointment. Service is conducted curbside. When you arrive call 651-266-2171 and a staff member will bring all required materials to you. View filing by appointment details (PDF). 
  • Drop-in visit: Service is conducted curbside. When you arrive call 651-266-2171 and a staff member will bring all required materials to you. Staff will assist one candidate at a time. You may need to wait in line until a staff member is available. View filing by drop-in visit details (PDF). 

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Current candidate filings

Filing for office

If you would like to be placed on a ballot, you will need to complete an affidavit of candidacy and submit the required filing fee, or a petition in place of filing fee, with the appropriate filing officer during the designated period.

If you would like to be a candidate for office, you should verify you are qualified before filing for office. You must state under oath that you:

  • 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.

View the official candidate filing packet for required and optional forms to complete when filing for office (see an example candidate filing packet for assistance). For any additional candidate eligibility requirements regarding taking office, please contact Ramsey County Elections.

Filing schedule and fees

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2020 date Filing step
May 19 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for state, county and cities with a primary
June 2

Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for state, county and cities with a primary

June 4 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for state, county and cities with a primary (5 p.m.).
July 28 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for cities without a primary
Aug 11 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for cities without a primary (5 p.m.).
Aug 13 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for cities without a primary (5 p.m.).

 

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Office

Where to file

Fee

Filing period

State Senator
38, 41, 42, 43, 53, 64, 65, 66, 67
May file at Ramsey County Elections if a resident of Ramsey County $100 5/19/20 to 6/2/20
State Representative
Districts 38B, 41A, 41B, 42A, 42B, 43A, 43B, 53A, 64A, 64B, 65A, 65B, 66A, 66B, 67A, 67B
May file at Ramsey County Elections if a resident of Ramsey County $100 5/19/20 to 6/2/20
Supreme Court & Court of Appeals May file at Ramsey County Elections if a resident of Ramsey County $300 5/19/20 to 6/2/20
Second Judicial District May file at the Office of the MN SOS or Ramsey County Elections $300 5/19/20 to 6/2/20
Ramsey County Commissioner
Districts 1, 2, 7
Ramsey County Elections $50 5/19/20 to 6/2/20

Maplewood 
Mayor, Special Election
Council Member (2)
Council Member, Special Election (1)

Maplewood City Hall or Ramsey County Elections $5 5/19/20 to 6/2/20
Roseville
Council Member (2)

Ramsey County Elections (in-person or mail)

Roseville City Hall is only available for mail or drop-off

$5 5/19/20 to 6/2/20

Arden Hills
Council Member (2)

Ramsey County Elections or
Arden Hills
$2 7/28/20 to 8/11/20
Gem Lake
Mayor
Council Member (2)
Ramsey County Elections or White Bear Township  $2 7/28/20 to 8/11/20
Lauderdale
Mayor
Council Member (2)

Lauderdale

$2 7/28/20 to 8/11/20
Little Canada
Mayor
Council Member (2)
Little Canada $2 7/28/20 to 8/11/20
Mounds View
Mayor
Council Member (2)
Ramsey County Elections or Mounds View $20 7/28/20 to 8/11/20
New Brighton
Mayor
Council Member (2)
Ramsey County Elections or New Brighton $5 7/28/20 to 8/11/20
North Oaks
Mayor
Council Member (2)
Ramsey County Elections or North Oaks $2 7/28/20 to 8/11/20
North Saint Paul
Council Member (2)
Ramsey County Elections or North Saint Paul $5 7/28/20 to 8/11/20

Shoreview
Mayor
Council Member (2)

Shoreview $5 7/28/20 to 8/11/20
Spring Lake Park
Council Member (2)
Spring Lake Park $15 7/28/20 to 8/11/20

Vadnais Heights
Mayor
Council Member (2)

Ramsey County Elections or Vadnais Heights $5 7/28/20 to 8/11/20
White Bear Township
Board Supervisor - Seat C
Ramsey County Elections or White Bear Township $2 7/28/20 to 8/11/20
I.S.D. 622
School Board Member (4)
I.S.D. 622 District Offices $2 7/28/20 to 8/11/20