Running for Office

The City Clerk handles filing for City offices for Mayor and City Council. 

City offices open for election in 2020 are:

  • Mayor (serving from Jan. 4, 2021, to January 2025)
  • Two City Council seats (serving from Jan. 4, 2021, to January 2025)

Candidate Filing Period and Where To File

Important Changes Due to COVID-19 City Hall is closed. Please call City Clerk Sharon Allison at 952-826-0408 to make an appointment to file your paperwork.

Offices in Edina are elected in the General Election on Nov. 3, 2020. 

Candidates may file during the two-week period from July 28, 2020, until 5 p.m. Aug. 11, 2020. Candidates must file in person with the City Clerk at City Hall 4801 W. 50th Street, Edina.

Candidate Filing Fee

The filing fee $5.

Candidate Withdrawal

A candidate who has filed for office may remove their name from the ballot by filing an affidavit of withdrawal with the City Clerk.

Candidates may withdraw anytime within the filing period, or within two days of the end of the filing period (no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 13).

More Information

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