Candidates for office

Filing for office

Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services only handles candidate filings for municipal elections and the Minneapolis School Board. The City of Minneapolis has a contract with Minneapolis Special School District No. 1 to administer elections on their behalf.

In 2016, candidates for Minneapolis School Board Director can file to be on the ballot during designated filing periods with Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services.

Candidates for other offices file with the appropriate filing officer for federal, state, judicial, and county offices:

Candidate filings

Once the candidate filing period opens, all affidavits of candidacy filed with Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services will be posted.

Candidate resources

Resources and tools candidates and campaigns may find useful for information about campaign finance requirements, Election Day regulations, key elections contacts, and voter education information are all available.

Minneapolis 311
Can Help

Contact Minneapolis 311 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for election and other city information. From outside city limits, dial 612-673-3000.