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.
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.
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