Candidates & Filing for Office
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Candidates for State and County offices must file Affidavits of Candidacy during certain time periods. For information regarding filing periods for the upcoming election cycle, please click here.
All candidates must file affidavits stating, in part,
- the name of the office sought,
- that the candidate is an eligible voter,
- that he/she has no other affidavit on file for any other office for the election,
- that the candidate meets the qualifications for the office,
- that the name listed on the affidavit is the candidate’s true name or name by which the candidate is commonly known in the community.
A filing fee must be paid at the time of filing the Affidavit of Candidacy. A candidate who provides the filing fee by a check or other instrument for which sufficient funds are not available will have his or her name removed from the ballot and is liable for all costs incurred by election officials in removing the name from the ballot (Minnesota Statutes 204B.11).
Click here to view the current filing fees for different elected positions in the State of Minnesota.
Every candidate must state on the Affidavit of Candidacy that the candidate is an eligible voter, will be at least 21 years of age when assuming office, and will have been a resident of the district for at least 30 days before the general election (Minnesota Statute 204b.06).
Where do Candidates File for Office?
Candidates filing locations varies for different types of elected positions. To learn about filing locations based on election position, click here.
All McLeod County elected official candidates must file at the McLeod County Auditor-Treasurer Office.
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