How to File as a Candidate

Candidate Requirements 

  • Must be an eligible voter
  • Must be at least 21 years old when assuming office
  • Must reside in their district for at least 30 days before the General Election
  • Must have no other affidavit on file for any other elected office
  • Must pay $5 filing fee for local election 
  • Must file an Affidavit of Candidacy form in the office of the City Clerk or by mail
  • Must complete and file Campaign Finance Reports

Filing Dates for 2022 Mayor and City Council Election

  • Opens: May 17, 2022
  • Closes: May 31, 2022 at 5 p.m.
  • Affidavits of Withdrawal are due to the City Clerk by June 2, 2022 by 5 p.m. (MN Statutes 20513, subd. 6). 
    • The filing fee is non-refundable (MN Statute 204B.11)

Filing Locations

For more information, email Rosemount's Office of the City Clerk or call 651-322-2003. 

Minnesota Campaign & Public Disclosure Board

Candidates that file with the City of Rosemount for local races will receive a packet of information containing materials regarding campaigning, signage, a precinct map and information on where other material may be obtained. This packet will be reviewed with the candidates at the time of filing. 

Minnesota Campaign & Public Disclosure Board Website

Fair Campaign Practices

View the Minnesota Secretary of State Campaign Manual

View the Campaign Filing Packet

Campaign Signage

  • May be posted from June 26 until 10 days after the General Election. (MN State Statute 211B.045)
  • May not be placed upon public lands or any street right of way or on private property without the permission of the owner or lessee. Review City campaign sign regulations.
  • Posters must verify Dakota County's policy on placement of signs. 

Campaign Financial Reporting Requirements

During a year when the candidate's name is on the ballot, at least three finance reports must be filed: 

  • 10 days before the primary or special primary
  • 10 days before the General Election or Special Election
  • 30 days after the General or Special Election


  • Initial Finance Report must be filed within 14 days of receiving or disbursing contributions of more than $750.
  • Annual Report is required by January 31 of each year and until a Final Report is filed. 
  • Final Report is filed by a candidate or committee when all debts have been settled and all assets in excess of $100 in the aggregate are disposed of. 
  • Certificate of Filing Report must be filed no later than 7 days after the General Election. 
  • A Statement of Economic Interest Report is required by all elective office candidates (except judicial candidates) 
    • within 14 days after filing an affidavit of candidacy; and
    • within 60 days of accepting employment.
    • While in office, Supplementary Statements are filed annually by January 25.