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Calendar of Elections/Filing for Office/Candidates/Candidate Financial Statement

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City Offices for Election Filing Dates  |  Withdrawal of Candidacy  |  Cost  |  Qualifications for Mayor  |  Qualifications for 1st, 3rd, or 5th Ward CouncilmemberTerm of office  |  For more information  |  Questions? 

 

Schedule of Elections/Candidates for Election

 
Regular elections are held on even years.

Dates of Election

The dates of the Primary and General elections will be entered when election calendar is created (sometime in early 2018).
(After filings open, names of people who have filed for office will be added to this area)

MAYOR
(no filings yet)

1ST WARD COUNCILMEMBER
(no filings yet)

3RD WARD COUNCILMEMBER
(no filings yet)

5TH WARD COUNCILMEMBER
(no filings yet)

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City Offices for Election

  •  Mayor
  • 1st Ward Councilmember
  • 3rd Ward Councilmember
  • 5th Ward Councilmember

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Filing Dates

8 am to 5 pm, (dates will be entered when election calendar is created sometime in early 2018) in person at the City Clerk's office, City Hall, 201 4th Street SE, Rochester MN 55904

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Withdrawal of Candidacy

If a person files for an office, and later decides to withdraw from candidacy, an affidavit of withdrawal of candidacy must be filed in the City Clerk's Office no later than 5 pm on (date will be entered when election calendar is created sometime in early 2018). 

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Cost

$50.00

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Qualifications for Mayor

  • Must be a resident of the city of Rochester for at least 30 days prior to filing for candidacy for the office.*
    Must be a qualified voter in the State of Minnesota.*
  • Candidates filing for office must be 21 years of age or more when the oath of said office is taken. (Oath of office will be taken on the first Monday in January (date of first Council meeting), on ____ (date will be entered when election calendar is created sometime in early 2018).
  • Candidates may not file for any other office to be voted on at said Charter Election to be held on (date of general election) - (date will be entered when election calendar is created sometime in early 2018).

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Qualifications for 1st, 3rd, or 5th Ward Councilmember

  • Must be a resident of the ward for which the person is running for at least 30 days prior to filing for candidacy for the office.*
  • Must be a qualified voter in the State of Minnesota*
  • Candidates filing for office must be 21 years of age or more when the oath of said office is taken. (Oath of office will be taken on the first Monday in January (date of first Council meeting), on ____ (date will be entered when election calendar is created sometime in early 2018).
  • Candidates may not file for any other office to be voted on at said Charter Election to be held on (date of general election) - (date will be entered when election calendar is created sometime in early 2018).

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Term of Office

4 years*

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For more information

For more information, see the City of Rochester Charter, Chapter III.

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Questions?

Call the City Clerk's Office at 507-328-2900.

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* - per Charter of City of Rochester

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