Contact: Matt Laible, Communications Department, (612) 673-2786

Candidate filing for 2009 Minneapolis municipal election begins July 7

April 21, 2009 (MINNEAPOLIS) Candidate filing for the 2009 Minneapolis municipal election begins Tuesday, July 7 and runs through Tuesday, July 21. Individuals running for Mayor, City Council, Board of Estimate and Taxation, and Park and Recreation Board can file for candidacy Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Minneapolis Office of Elections, 350 South 5th Street – Room 1B on the ground floor. The deadline for withdrawal is 5 p.m. Thursday, July 23. Candidate filings will be posted daily on the Minneapolis Elections website.

Elections for all Minneapolis City Offices are non-partisan. The General Election is Nov. 3, 2009.

City of Minneapolis seeks bilingual election judges

The City of Minneapolis is seeking bilingual election judges. Minneapolis needs language support specifically in American Sign Language, Spanish, Somali, Hmong, Vietnamese, Oromo and Russian languages. If you are eligible to vote and are fluent in English and a second language, please contact the Minneapolis Office of Elections at (612) 673-3870 or apply to be an election judge at the Elections website.

For further information

The Minneapolis Office of Elections and Voter Registration is responsible for administering elections in the City of Minneapolis. For information about registering and voting in Minneapolis, or to serve as an election judge, residents can visit the Elections website or call Minneapolis 311 or (612) 673-3000. TTY/TTD (612) 673-2157.

# # #

Published Apr. 21, 2009