Filing for office is the process by which a candidate's name gets placed on the ballot. All City office candidates:
must be an eligible voter of the City of Blaine
have not filed for another office at the upcoming primary or general election
must be 21 years of age or more upon assuming office
have maintained residence in their Ward for at least 30 days before the General Election
A filing fee of $50 or petition in place of the filing fee is required. City offices for the 2018 General Election will include one seat in each of the three Council Wards.
Candidates are required to provide information to the public during and after the election season regardless of whether they are ultimately elected to office. Some information is necessary to administer the election. Other information like financial disclosures are required by law and there are penalties in place for non-compliance.
Candidate Filing Location
Filing for City offices will held May 22-June 5 at City Hall during regular business hours and until 5pm on the last day.
Details on financial reporting can be found on Anoka County's website.
Forms Required for Candidate Filing and Candidate Tools
Below are the required forms for 2018 candidate filing. Paper copies are available in the City Clerk's office at City Hall.