Candidates

City Council ChambersAre you interested in filing for a city office? Serving as an effective city leader requires dedication, knowledge, and a time commitment. 

Elk River is made up of 4 Wards, with one council seat open for both Wards 2 and 3 in 2020. Successful candidates will officially take office at the first Elk River City Council meeting in January of 2021. Download the city’s Ward Map here.

Please use the manual below to help guide you through the process of becoming a candidate for public office in the City of Elk River. 

2020 Candidates Guide

Interested candidates must fill out the Affidavit of Candidacy form to officially file for office and pay the $5 associated fee. Filing is open from Tuesday, May 19 through Tuesday, June 2.

For updates on filing deadlines, elections and more sign up for the city’s weekly e-newsletter here.

Additional Candidate Resources

Candidate Filing Directory - Minnesota Secretary of State

Campaign Finance Reports

League of Minnesota Cities - Resources for Newly Elected Officials