Candidates for office

We want to make it easy for all candidates appearing on a ballot in Minneapolis to share key information with Minneapolis voters. Information about where and when to vote early in-person or by mail using an absentee ballot, how to get registered, how to find your polling place for Election Day, and other basic election-related information is available throughout this website and from our office. 

Information for Candidates on Minneapolis 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 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.