Candidate Filing is now closed
Filing for City and School Board offices on the ballot in 2020 was held startingTuesday, May 19, 2020, at the Office of the City Clerk, at 201 4th St SE in room 104, and ended June 2 at 5 p.m. Candidates who have filed for office can withdraw until 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 4. The front desk of City Hall will remain open until 5 p.m. on that day to receive any withdrawals.
See current lists of who has filed for local office on the City Candidates section of this website.
Online tools for voters:
Voting is as easy as three simple steps.
Step 1: Register
Step 2: Learn
Access your personalized sample ballot for each election event beginning 46 days before each election to see exactly what your ballot looks like before you go to vote.
Step 3: Vote
Voters have three choices for how to cast a ballot:
- By mail - starts 46 days before each election
- Early in-person at a designated absentee voting location - starts 46 days before each election, with additional locations in 2020 in the final 7 days before each election
- At your assigned polling place on Election Day
Election judges are always needed to help serve voters in the polls on Election Day. Consider applying today! Sign up now to let us know if you are interested in helping in any of the three elections in 2020.
If you will be 16 or 17 in 2020, you can sign up to be a student election judge and help your friends and neighbors cast their ballots.
Filing for office for candidates in 2020 occurred from May 19 through June 2, 2020. The Rochester City Clerk's Office is the filing office for all city offices (city council members for wards 2, 4, and 6 as well as the councilmember-at-large.) The City Clerk's Office is also accepting filings for school board directors in 2020.
Candidate Filing Packets: includes information about campaign guidelines and required campaign finance reports.
Voter Resources to Download