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Filing period opens for state, county and local elections

Crow Wing County hopefuls running for elected office will now be able to file for their respective races Tuesday, May 22, with the opening of the filing period.

Voters cast their ballots Tuesday in the Pillager School Media Center on a referendum to issue general obligation school building bonds for $13,2000,000. The bonds would be used to build an auditorium addition, early childhood and elementary classroom additions, and improvements to classrooms and exterior of the buildings. Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch
Hopefuls for elected office can now file for city, county, state and national offices -- beginning Tuesday, May 22. Brainerd Dispatch file photo

Crow Wing County hopefuls running for elected office will now be able to file for their respective races Tuesday, May 22, with the opening of the filing period.

Between May 22 and June 5, residents may file to run for:

All federal offices (file with the Office of the Secretary of State)

• U.S. senator, and

• U.S. representative.

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All state offices (file with secretary of state or the county auditor)

• Governor and lt. governor,

• Secretary of state,

• State auditor,

• Attorney general,

• State representative, including districts 10A and 10B in Crow Wing County, and

• Judicial offices.

All county offices (file with county auditor)

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• County commissioner District 2,

• County commissioner District 3,

• County commissioner District 4,

• County sheriff,

• County attorney, and

• Soil and water conservation supervisors.

City of Brainerd offices (file with Brainerd city clerk)

• Alderman Ward 2,

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• Alderman Ward 4, and

• Alderman at-large.

Between July 31 and Aug.14, residents may file to run for:

• All other Crow Wing County cities (file with city clerk),

• Townships with November elections (file with town clerk), and

• School board (file with school district administrative officer).

More information regarding city clerks, town clerk and school administrative officers can be found at www.crowwing.us .

Requirements for running for office

The filing requirements, filing dates and filing locations depend on the elected office. To run for any office, a candidate must:

• 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, and

• Complete and file campaign finance reports.

Filing fees

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

The following are filing fees for various offices:

• U.S. senator: $400.

• U.S. representative: $300.

• State senator or state representative: $100.

• Judicial officer: $300.

• County office: $50.

• Soil and water conservation district supervisor: $20.

• City of Brainerd offices: $5.

• All other cities in Crow Wing County: $2.

• Township offices: $2.

• School district offices: $2.

• Hospital district offices: $2.

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