Candidates set for Nov. 2 election

August 12, 2021

The selection of candidates on this November’s municipal election ballot will be set later today. People who filed to run for mayor, City Council, the Board of Estimate and Taxation and the Park and Recreation Board have until 5 p.m. today to withdraw their names. After that time, all candidates who filed will be on the ballot Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Lists for all candidates who filed for municipal offices are at This list will be updated if any candidate withdraws by 5 p.m. today, Aug. 12.

Due to the timing of State and City redistricting, City Council members elected in 2021 will serve a two-year term. In 2023 an election will be held for another two-year term for council members. No other City offices will be on the 2023 ballot. City Council terms will return to a normal four-year cycle with the 2025 municipal election.

In order to be eligible to hold elected office in Minnesota, a candidate must be eligible to vote in Minnesota, not have filed for the same or any other office on the ballot this coming election, be 21 or older upon assuming office, and have maintained residence for at least 30 days before the election.

This election uses ranked choice voting

Minneapolis voters will use ranked choice voting this fall to elect a mayor and members of the City Council, Board of Estimate and Taxation, and Park and Recreation Board. Ranked choice voting is a way of voting that eliminates the need for separate primary elections. Voters rank up to three candidates for each office. The ballot has three columns, and choices are made from left to right in those columns. Ranked choice voting is used only for municipal elections in Minneapolis. 

More information on ranked choice voting is available at

Get elections information at

The City has an elections-focused website: This website is a central place to go for accurate, timely information about this year’s election and ranked-choice voting. The fresh, intuitive design is focused on the user, with content on the site arranged according to specific audiences including voters, candidates, volunteers, and students.