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 2017, candidates for municipal offices as part of the Nov. 7 election can file to be on the ballot during the designated filing period of Aug. 1 through 15 with Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services.

In other elections, 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.

Minneapolis 311
Can Help

Contact Minneapolis 311 Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m., weekends 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m. for election and other city information. From outside city limits, dial 612-673-3000.