Candidate filing underway for Minneapolis municipal election

The City of Minneapolis is gearing up for the Nov. 5 municipal election, which will be City’s second election to use ranked-choice voting.

Candidate filing for municipal offices, including mayor, city council member, Board of Estimate and Taxation, and Park and Recreation commissioners, opened July 30 and ends at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013.

In order to be eligible to hold elected office in Minnesota, a candidate must:

Potential candidates must file for office in person with Minneapolis Elections and Voter Services, located in Room 1B, on the ground floor of City Hall (350 S. Fifth St.). There is a filing fee of $20. Elections and Voter Services is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. On both Aug. 13 and 15, the office will remain open until 5 p.m.

Throughout the candidate filing period, the City’s elections website will be updated with information about the candidate filings received to date. Once the full candidate filing and withdrawal period concludes, sample ballots will be created, which will then be available for each precinct based upon voters’ home addresses through links on the City’s website and also in the elections portion of the 311 mobile application.

Candidates may withdraw no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15.



Published Aug 7, 2013