Candidate filing is now open

Filing for candidates to appear on the ballot in 2016 opened on Tuesday, May 17. Candidate filing runs Monday - Friday until Tuesday, May 31, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., except Memorial Day when City offices are closed.

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. Candidates for Minneapolis School Board Director can file to be on the ballot during designated filing periods with Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services in City Hall, at 350 S. 5th Street in room 201 on the second floor.

As candidate filings are received, they will be posted on the Elections & Voter Services website, with links to each candidate's affidavit of candidacy.

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

Elections & Voter Services
City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55415