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Filing Period for Various Offices Open Through May 31

In 2022 elections will be held for all seats in the United States House of Representatives, all state legislative and constitutional offices, and many state judicial offices. Elections will be held for Dakota County Attorney and Sheriff, all Dakota County Board of Commissioners districts except for Districts 5 (Burnsville) and 7 (Apple Valley, and Rosemount Precincts 3 and 5), and all Dakota County soil and water conservation districts. Elections will also be held for offices of multiple cities and school districts. The primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 9 and the general election will be held on Tuesday, November 8.

The filing period for federal and state offices and most other offices is May 17 through 5 p.m. on May 31. You may view a list of the candidates who have already filed for office here. The filing period for candidates for city or school district office in cities and school districts that do not hold primary elections will be August 2 through 5 p.m. on August 16. Candidates for township office in townships that hold November elections will also file for office from August 2 through 5 p.m. on August 16. More information about filing periods from the Secretary of State's Office is available here and general information about running for office is available here. The 2022 State of Minnesota Campaign Manual, also published by the Secretary of State's Office, is available here.

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