Question of the Week: Do you know the filing dates for candidates running for state, county and municipal offices?


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The following is taken from the Minnesota Secretary of State web site.
http://www.sos.state.mn.us/election-administration-campaigns/become-a-candidate/candidate-filing-periods/

2016 Filing Dates

Summary of 2016 Filing Dates
Filing Period Applicable Offices Filing Opens Filing Closes Withdrawal Deadline
Early Filing Period
  • Federal Offices
  • State Offices
  • Judicial Offices
  • County Offices
  • If primary is possible:
    • City Offices
    • School District Offices
5/17/16 5/31/16 6/2/16
Late Filing Period
  • If primary is not possible:
    • City Offices
    • School District Offices
  • Township Offices with November elections
8/2/16 8/16/16 8/18/16
Township Filing Period
  • Township Offices with March elections
12/29/15 1/12/16 1/14/16

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