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

Download the 2022 Minneapolis candidate packet


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

Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services

Beginning in 2022, Minneapolis city and school board candidates submit campaign finance reports with Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services.

Guide to campaign finance reports for local candidates

Hennepin County Elections

Before 2022, Minneapolis city and school board candidates submitted campaign finance reports with Hennepin County Elections.

Search candidate and campaign reports filed prior to 2022

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
980 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

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