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Run for Office

‚ÄčThere 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 website.        

Filing Dates
For 2016 State Primary: May 17, 2016 through May 31, 2016 at 5 p.m.

For 2016 State General Election: Aug. 2, 2016 through Aug. 16, 2016 at 5 p.m.

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: 8/26/2016 9:05 AM