2018 Key Election Dates:
Primary Election: August 14, 2018
General Election: November 6, 2018
Sample Ballots (will post when available):
Filing Dates for City Councilmember
May 22, 2018 until June 5, 2018 at 5 p.m.
Filing Dates for School Board Member
July 31, 2018 until August 14, 2018 at 5 p.m.
In 2018, three City Councilmember seats for four-year terms each will be placed on the ballot in 2018 Filing for office for Mayor and City Councilmember opens on May 22, 2018, and closes at 5 p.m. on June 5, 2018. The filing fee is $20 and Affidavits of Candidacy are filed with the City Clerk. Filing for the office of School Board Member opens on July 31, 2018, and closes at 5 p.m. on August 14, 2018. Filing fee for School Board is $2.
To be eligible to file for office, the person must an eligible voter; not have filed for any other office at the election; be 21 years of age or more upon assuming office; and have maintained residence in the City for 30 days before the election. Affidavit forms, stating the requirements, are maintained by the City Clerk.
Candidates are subject to the Minnesota Fair Campaign Practices Act and financial reporting requirements. Further information about these requirements is available from the Secretary of State.