Candidate resources

Key information to use when running for office in Minneapolis.

Candidate information packet

For each election year, we produce a candidate information packet that: 

  • Summarizes elections laws
  • Lists important election dates
  • Shares helpful contact information

The 2024 candidate packet will be available by May 2024.

Election Day regulations

The Minnesota Secretary of State explains Election Day rules:

These rules apply to early vote centers and Election Day polling places.

Fair campaign practices and finance rules

Campaign finance reports

Minnesota Statutes Chapter 211A governs campaign finance reporting requirements for local candidates.

If you are a potential candidate and you raise or spend more than $750 in a calendar year, submit your Initial Report. You will continue reporting until you qualify to submit your Final Report for that campaign. You do not need to report until you raise or spend more than $750.

Learn more about campaign finance report requirements

Minnesota Secretary of State

Find resources on fair campaign practices, voter information requests, and cybersecurity. 

Read information for all Minnesota candidates

Office of Administrative Hearings

Violations of M.S. 211A or M.S. 211B, which involve campaign finance and fair practices, can be filed with the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Read more about how to file a complaint

Campaign signs

View laws about the placement of campaign signs. You can also find out who to contact if you see an issue with a sign.

Contact us

Candidate & Campaign Questions


Direct: 612-331-VOTE (8683)

311 or 612-673-3000


TTY: 612-673-2157




Elections & Voter Services
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Minneapolis, MN 55414

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