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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 Minnesota Secretary of State website.        

Filing Dates
For March Township Elections on the ballot in 2016: Dec. 29, 2015-Jan. 12, 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: 12/10/2015 10:21 AM