There are different filing requirements, dates and locations depending on the political office you are running for.
To run for office, you must meet all of these requirements:
For a complete list of requirements by office, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State website.
Federal, state, judicial and county offices with a primary: May, 20, 2014 to June 2, 2014.
Cities and school districts without a primary: Aug. 5, 2014 to Aug. 19, 2014.
Where you file for office depends on the level of government:
Municipal offices: The city or town hall of the municipality.
School district offices: The administrative building for the school district.
County offices: Administration Center
State legislature, executive or judicial offices: Administration Center (if you reside in Dakota County) or the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Federal offices: Office of Minnesota Secretary of State