How and When to File for School District Office

Affidavit of Candidacy

All candidates must complete and file an Affidavit of Candidacy. 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. Staff of the Anoka County Elections Office can perform this function free of charge.

When to File

Affidavits of Candidacy must be submitted during the Filing Period:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 through Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Candidates who will be absent from the state during the filing period may arrange with the Anoka County Office of Elections and Voter Registration to file prior to departure.  

Where to File

Original Affidavits of Candidacy must be returned in person or by mail to the following address:

Anoka County Elections and Voter Registration
325 East Main Street, Suite W130
Anoka MN  55303

Office Hours

The Anoka County Elections Office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On the last day of filing our office will remain open until 5:00 p.m.   

Filing Fee

Candidates must pay a filing fee of $2 at the time they file Affidavit of Candidacy. Candidates who provide the filing fee by check or other instrument for which sufficient funds are not available will have their names removed from the ballot and are liable for all costs incurred by election officials in removing their names from the ballot. Filing fee amounts for all School Board Offices is $2.  

Candidate Affidavit of Withdrawal

If after filing you decide you no longer wish to run for office, you must file an Affidavit of Withdrawal no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday August 17, 2017. The names of all candidates who do not file an Affidavit of Withdrawal before the deadline will appear on the ballot – no exceptions. The filing fee is non-refundable.