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?
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What if I don’t live in the district I’m running for when I file?
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Can I list a political party affiliation or principle?
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Paying the filing fee or submitting a petition

How do I file a petition instead of paying the filing fee?
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Details on the filing process

What if I want to withdraw from the race after filing?
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Will the COVID-19 pandemic impact candidate filing in 2021?
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Contact us

Candidate & Campaign Questions

Phone

Direct: 612-331-VOTE (8683)

311 or 612-673-3000

TTY

TTY: 612-673-2157

Fax

612-673-2756

Address

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

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Hours

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