Candidate Filing Information

If you're interested in elected office and file for office as a candidate, you'll need to comply with laws and rules related to campaigning. ​

There are two ways to file your paperwork:
 Email scelections@co.scott.mn.us your paperwork and we will call you and you can pay over the phone by Credit Card.
or 
Use the drop box at the Government Center and include a check for the fees.
 Please call 952-496-8560 with any questions.

Click here to view the 2020 Notice of Offices to be voted for at the State General Election. 

Click here to view Filing Requirements/Fees.


First, Become a Candidate
​The first official step as an individual interested in elected office is to complete the Affidavit of Candidacy and file for the office. The form must be notarized.

​ Learn more about filing as a candidate here. ​​

​Information and Resources Once You're a Candidate
When you file for office, you're provided with some important papers. We encourage you to review it all. It is the candidate’s (and/or the campaign’s) responsibility to understand all the laws and rules related to running for elected office. There are many other resources that candidates will likely find helpful. We encourage you to review this as well. The information is divided into sections for various elected offices.​​​​​​​​​

All Candidates will need the following:​
The Minnesota Campaign Manual is an easy to understand digest of the state laws related to campaigning.
Affidavit of Candidacy to file for elected office.
Campaign Financial Report
Campaign Financial Certification of Filing must be completed by all candidates.
MN Department of Transportation Letter
Voter Information Request Form
Map Request Form
Precinct Finder & Polling Place List Request
Affidavit of Withdrawal to remove name from ballot.
Scott County Zoning Ordinance Chapter 11: Signs
​IRS Fact Sheet

Voluntary Disclosure (Federal & State Offices Only)
MN ADA Law
Commissioner Packets also include the following:
​Association of MN Counties "So you want to be a Commissioner"
​Association of MN Counties "County Government Structure"
​Association of MN Counties "County Budget Overview"
Scott County Commissioner District Map
County Attorney Packets also includes the following:
Association of MN Counties "County Government Structure"
​Association of MN Counties "County Budget Overview"
​For more information, log on to http://mcaa-mn.org/page/CAPromo
County Sheriff Packets also include the following:
​Association of MN Counties "County Government Structure"
​Association of MN Counties "County Budget Overview"
Soil and Water Supervisor Packets also include the following:
Scott County Soil and Water Conservation District
Scott SWCD Supervisor District Boundaries​​ ​​​​

House of Representative, State Senate, Judicial Candidate-District Court and Supreme Court/Court of Appeals: 
As a candidate for election, you will be required to meet various statutory requirements and deadlines. Please review the letter below and the calendar for information about the campaign finance and disclosure deadlines and requirements. 

Minnesota Campaign Finance Board House of Representative 

Minnesota Campaign Finance Board- State Senate 

Minnesota Campaign Finance Board- Judicial Candidate- District Court 

Minnesota Campaign Finance Board- Supreme Court/Court of Appeals


2020 State Representative Map 

2020 State Senate Map


Also, for your information, election results can be found at:
https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/


​ Looking to see who has filed for office? Click here to be linked to the Office of the Secretary Of State Candidate Filings Page.