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Run for Office

​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.        

Filing Dates
Federal, state, judicial and county offices with a primary: None

Cities and school districts without a primary: None

Filing Locations
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

Last updated: 10/13/2014 5:31 AM