Candidate Filing

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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

School District Candidate Filings

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Filing 2017
White Bear Lake and ISD 624 Offices
May 16 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for school districts and cities with a primary
May 30 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for school districts and cities with a primary (5 p.m.)
June 1 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for school districts and cities with a primary (5 p.m.)
All other offices
Aug 1 First day to file affidavits of candidacy for city and school district offices without a primary
Aug 15 Last day to file affidavits of candidacy for city and school district offices without a primary (5 p.m.) 
Aug 17 Last day to file affidavits of withdrawal for city and school district offices without a primary (5 p.m.)

 

 

 

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Office Where to file Fee
Falcon Heights Council Member (2) Ramsey County Elections $2
New Brighton Mayor, Council Member (2) New Brighton  $5
Saint Anthony Council Member (2) Ramsey County Elections or Saint Anthony  $2
Saint Paul Mayor Ramsey County Elections $500
White Bear Lake Mayor, Council Member (2) White Bear Lake $5
 
ISD 282 School Board Member (3) Ramsey County Elections or Saint Anthony  $2
ISD 621 School Board Member (3) Ramsey County Elections $2
ISD 623 School Board Member (3) Ramsey County Elections $2
ISD 624 School Board Member (4) Ramsey County Elections or ISD 624 $2
ISD 625 School Board Member (3) Ramsey County Elections $2