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 MNvotes.org website.
For all county offices, and offices where a primary is possible: May 22, 2018 through June 5, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Late filing period and offices without a possible primary: July 31, 2018 through Aug. 14, 2018 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