Candidacy filing information will be updated in 2025.
Affidavit of Candidacy:
During municipal election years, all candidates must file an Affidavit of Candidacy to run for office. Candidates must state that the name listed on their affidavit is their true name by which they are commonly known in the community. A candidate phone number is required. Affidavits must be signed in the presence of a notary or an individual authorized to administer oaths. City Hall staff can perform this function free of charge.
If, after filing, you decide you no longer wish to run for office, you must file an Affidavit of Withdrawal no later than August 17, 2023 at 5:00 PM. The names of all candidates who do not file an Affidavit of Withdrawal before this deadline will appear on the ballot without exception. The filing fee is non-refundable.
Candidate Information Form:
Candidates may choose to complete a Candidate Information Form produced by the Minnesota Secretary of State. Completion of this form is voluntary. If provided to the City Clerk, the completed form will be posted on the Secretary of State website. Be advised that any subsequent changes to the information on the form may not appear for 2-3 days after submission to the City Clerk. Please review all information carefully to ensure all contact information is correct at the time of filing.