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 14 2018 Primary and November 6 2018 General Election
All Minnesota voters will have these races on their ballot:
Governor & Lt. Governor
Secretary of State
Voters may have one or more of these races on their ballot: