Candidate Filing

Filing for office is the process by which a candidate’s name gets placed on the ballot. Filing requirements vary depending on several factors, including the office sought and whether the office is partisan or non-partisan.

All candidates are required to provide information to the public during and after the election season, regardless of whether they are ultimately elected. Some information is necessary to administer the election. Other information, like financial disclosures, are required by law, and penalties are in place for non-compliance. Please review the information provided here carefully to ensure your compliance with pertinent laws and rules, and to ensure a positive campaign experience. 

Filing for Office for the August Primary and November General Election 

All Minnesota voters will have these races on their ballot:

  • U.S. Senator (2)
  • U.S. Representative
  • Governor & Lt. Governor
  • Secretary of State
  • State Auditor
  • Attorney General
  • State Representative

Voters may have one or more of these races on their ballot:

  • County Officers
  • City Officers
  • School Board Members
  • Township Officers
  • Hospital Board Members
  • Park Board District Members
  • Local ballot questions

Candidate Filing Information

Answers to additional questions on candidate filing and campaigning can be found at the Secretary of State's site, or you may contact us at:

Anoka County Elections
[email protected]