Filing for Office

2022 State General Election

2022 Election Dates

Primary Election - August 9th

General Election - November 8th

Requirements for Running for Office

The filing requirements, filing dates and filing locations depend on which office you are running for. To run for any office, a candidate must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be an eligible voter.
  • Pay all filing fees or present a Petition in Place of Filing Fee as allowed by statute.
  • Complete an Affidavit of Candidacy.
  • Complete and file Campaign Finance Reports.

Additional information and forms can be found online.

Candidate Filing Dates

May 17th - May 31st for the following offices

  • All Federal Offices (file with the Office of the Secretary of State)
    • US Representative
  • All State Offices (file with Secretary of State, or the County Auditor)
    • State Senator
    • State Representative - Districts 2B, 4B and 5A in Becker County
    • Governor and Lieutenant Governor
    • Secretary of State
    • State Auditor
    • Attorney General
    • Judicial Offices
  • All county Offices (File with County Auditor)
    • County Commissioner District 1
    • County Commissioner District 2
    • County Auditor/Treasurer
    • County Sheriff
    • County Attorney
    • Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor District 1
    • Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor District 4

August 2nd - August 16th

Filing Fees

Filing fees are non-refundable per Minnesota Statute 204B.11.

  • US Senator: $400
  • US Representative: $300
  • Judicial Officer: $300
  • State Senator or Representative: $100
  • County Office: $50
  • Soil & Water Conservation District Supervisor: $20

Additional Candidate Resources