Candidates for office

Monday, June 13, 2016
6:30 p.m.
Room 319, City Hall - 350 S. Fifth Street

All candidates appearing on a primary ballot in Minneapolis and their campaign staff were invited to attend this forum to learn more about key information for Minneapolis voters in the Primary. In advance of the opening of absentee voting on June 24, Elections & Voter Services shared details about how in-person absentee voting will be handled in Minneapolis this year, including the designation of a new absentee voting location at the Early Vote Center located at 217 S. Third St., one block away from City Hall. The City will be serving all voters who wish to vote early by in-person absentee at this location. Resources and information were provided at the forum that can be shared with voters about voter registration basics, how to vote early by absentee by mail ballot, and how the in-person absentee voting process works this year. There was also an opportunity for candidates and campaigns to ask questions.

Another Candidate Forum will be held in advance of the Nov. 8 General Election.

Information for Candidates on MInneapolis Primary ballots

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

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.