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File for office

Filing for office is how you get your name on a ballot. Requirements vary based on:

  • The office you are running for
  • Whether the office is partisan or non-partisan
  • Whether you are running as a member of a major political party

When you file, you will receive a packet with standard candidate filing information and possibly information particular to your jurisdiction and office as well.

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This list of offices is subject to change. (Last updated 4/25/2022) 

Primary election – August 9, 2022 

General election – November 8, 2022

Federal Offices – all potential Primary

United States Representative Districts: 3, 5, and 6

State Offices – all potential Primary

  • State Senator for Districts: 29, 30, 34, 37, 38, 39, 42, 43, 45, 46, 49, 50, 51, 59, 60, 61, 62, and 63
  • State Representative for Districts: 29A, 30A, 34A, 34B, 37A, 37B, 38A, 38B, 39B, 42A, 42B, 43A, 43B, 45A, 45B, 46A, 46B, 49A, 49B, 50A, 50B, 51A, 51B, 59A, 59B, 60A, 60B, 61A, 61B, 62A, 62B, 63A, and 63B   
  • Governor and Lt Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor
  • Attorney General

County Offices – all potential Primary

  • County Commissioner for Districts 2, 3, and 4
  • County Park Commissioner for Districts 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5
  • County Attorney
  • County Sheriff

City offices

  • Brooklyn Center – Mayor, 2 Council Members – potential Primary
  • Brooklyn Park – Mayor, Council Member Central, East and West districts – potential Primary
  • Champlin – Mayor, Council Member Wards 1 and 2
  • Chanhassen – Mayor, 2 Council Members, Special Election for Council Member
  • Corcoran – Mayor, 2 Council Members, Special Election for Council Member
  • Crystal – Council Member Section II, Council Member Wards 1 and 2 – potential Primary
  • Dayton – Mayor, 2 Council Members, Special Election for Council Member
  • Deephaven – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Eden Prairie – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Edina – 2 Council Members
  • Excelsior – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Greenfield – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Greenwood – 2 Council Members
  • Hanover – 2 Council Members
  • Long Lake – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Loretto – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Maple Grove – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Maple Plain – 2 Council Members
  • Medicine Lake – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Medina – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Minnetonka Beach – Mayor, 2 Council Members, Treasurer
  • Minnetrista – 2 Council Members
  • Mound – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • New Hope – 2 Council Members – potential Primary
  • Orono – 2 Council Members
  • Osseo – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Plymouth – Mayor, Council Member at Large, Council Member Wards 2 and 4
  • Richfield – Mayor, Council Member at Large – potential Primary
  • Robbinsdale – Council Member Wards 3 and 4, Special Election for Council Member Ward 1 – potential Primary
  • Rockford – 2 Council Members
  • Rogers – Mayor, 2 Council Members – potential Primary
  • Shorewood – 2 Council Members
  • Spring Park – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • St. Bonifacius – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Tonka Bay – Mayor, 2 Council Members
  • Wayzata – 2 Council Members
  • Woodland – 2 Council Members

School district offices

  • SSD 1 Minneapolis – 2 School Board Members at Large, School Board Members District 1, 3 and 5 – potential Primary
  • ISD 110 Waconia – 3 School Board Members
  • ISD 111 Watertown-Mayer – 3 School Board Members
  • ISD 272 Eden Prairie – 4 School Board Members, Special Election for School Board Member
  • ISD 276 Minnetonka – Special Election for School Board Member
  • ISD 278 Orono – 3 School Board Members
  • ISD 279 Osseo – 3 School Board Members
  • ISD 281 Robbinsdale – 4 School Board Members
  • ISD 283 St. Louis Park – 2 Special Elections for School Board Member
  • ISD 284 Wayzata – Special Election for School Board Member
  • ISD 286 Brooklyn Center – 3 School Board Members
  • ISD 728 Elk River – 3 School Board Members at Large, 1 School Board District 2
  • ISD 877 Buffalo – 3 School Board Members
  • ISD 879 Delano – 4 School Board Members
  • ISD 883 Rockford – 3 School Board Members

Judicial Offices – all potential Primary

Supreme Court 

  • Associate Justice, Seat 3 (Gordon L. Moore III)
  • Associate Justice, Seat 6 (Natalie E. Hudson)

Courts of Appeals

  • Associate Justice, Seat 1 (Theodora K. Gaitas)
  • Associate Justice, Seat 5 (Louise Dovre Bjorkman)
  • Associate Justice, Seat 7 (Susan Segal)
  • Associate Justice, Seat 8 (Denise D. Reilly)
  • Associate Justice, Seat 10 (Jennifer L. Frisch)
  • Associate Justice, Seat 11 (Michelle Ann Larkin)
  • Associate Justice, Seat 16 (Peter M. Reyes, Jr.)
  • Associate Justice, Seat 17 (Matthew E. Johnson)
  • Associate Justice, Seat 18 (Jeffrey M. Bryan)
  • Associate Justice, Seat 19 (Francis J. Connolly)

4th District Court

  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 4 (Juan G. Hoyos)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 7 (Tamara G. Garcia)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 8 (Anna Andow)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 9 (Michael K. Browne)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 18 (Susan N. Burke)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 21 (Maximillia Utley)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 23 (Marta M. Chou)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 24 (Nicole A Engisch)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 26 (Joseph R. Klein)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 31 (Rachel C. Hughey)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 34 (Karen A. Janisch)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 36 (Julia Dayton Klein)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 37 (Carolina A. Lamas)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 38 (Colette Routel)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 39 (Laurie J. Miller)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 41 (Hilary Lindell Caligiuri)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 45 (Paul R. Scoggin)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 46 (Theresa Couri)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 50 (Rachna B. Sullivan)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 51 (Laura M. Thomas)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 52 (Terri D. Yellowhammer)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 60 (Bruce D. Manning)
  • Judge, Fourth District Court, Seat 62 (Julie Allyn)

Complete the affidavit of candidacy

In order to file for office, you need to fill out an affidavit of candidacy (PDF). See the Filing process section of this page to learn where to file the affidavit.

Complete a nominating petition

If you are running as a member of a major political party or for a nonpartisan office, you do not need to file a nominating petition.

If you are running for a partisan office but not as a member of a major political party, then you must file a nominating petition (PDF) with the required number of signatures. The number of signatures you need depends on what office you are running for. For county or legislative offices, you need 500 signatures. The signatures must be of eligible voters who live in the district, and you must obtain the signatures during the filing period.

Who files with Hennepin County

Candidates for:

  • County office
  • State or judicial office and you reside in Hennepin County

2022 filing dates

Offices with a potential primary

  • Filing opens – May 17
  • Filing closes – May 31
  • Withdrawal period ends – June 2 at 5 p.m.

Offices without a primary

  • Filing opens – August 2
  • Filing closes – August 16
  • Withdrawal period ends – August 18 at 5 p.m.

Fee information

When you file, submit the one of the following with the affidavit:

If you need to file a nominating petition and a petition in place of a filing fee, you can use a combined nominating petition and petition in place of filing fee (PDF).

Where to file

Filing process by mail

  1. Complete the affidavit of candidacy (PDF).
  2. Determine appropriate filing fee.
  3. Submit affidavit and payment (check made out to Hennepin County Treasurer). Mail to:
    Hennepin County Elections
    Hennepin County Government Center
    300 S. 6th Street MC 012
    Minneapolis, MN 55487-0012
  4. Affidavit and payment must be received during the candidate file dates.
  5. Please include email address on the affidavit, confirmation of filing will be emailed.
  6. Candidate Filing Packet will be mailed to the campaign or residential address.

All candidates

  • Must be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • Must have not filed for another office at the upcoming primary or general election
  • Must be 21 years of age or more upon assuming office
  • Must have maintained residence in their district for at least 30 days before the general election

Governor or Lieutenant Governor

  • Must have participated in the party's most recent precinct caucuses, or intend to vote for a majority of the party's candidates at the next general election
  • Must be at least 25 years old upon assuming office
  • Must be a resident of Minnesota for at least one year before the general election

State Judicial Officers

  • Must be licensed to practice law in Minnesota

State Senator or Representative

  • Must be a resident of Minnesota for at least one year before the general election
  • Must be a resident of their district for at least six months before the general election

County Sheriff

  • Must be licensed as a peace officer in Minnesota

Holding two offices at the same time

  • Minnesota Statutes provide that one person cannot hold certain combinations of offices at the same time, with very few exceptions.
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