A reminder that the filing period for persons interested in running for most public office in Minnesota in 2014 opens next Tuesday, May 20; the filing period ends Tuesday, June 3.
Candidates for federal, state, county and some local offices must file for office during this period for their names to appear on the ballot.
Candidate filing requirements vary depending on the office, whether the candidate is a member of a major or minor political party or an independent, and whether the office is partisan or nonpartisan.
This election year, Minnesota voters will head to the polls to decide a U.S. Senate seat, all U.S. House seats, as well as governor and other state constitutional officers, and all Minnesota House seats. The 2014 election will also include many county commissioners, county sheriffs, county attorneys, auditors, treasurers and recorders.
Primary Election Day is August 12, and General Election Day is November 4th......