Common questions about filing for office

Find answers to common questions about the process for running for office.

Filling out the Affidavit of Candidacy

How will my name appear on the ballot?
Show response
What if I don’t live in the district I’m running for when I file?
Show response
Can I list a political party affiliation or principle?
Show response

Paying the filing fee or submitting a petition

How do I file a petition instead of paying the filing fee?
Show response

Details on the filing process

What if I want to withdraw from the race after filing?
Show response

Contact us

Candidate & campaign questions


Elections & Voter Services
980 E. Hennepin Ave.
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Get directions


Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.