Crow Wing County election candidate filing period is May 17-31

Filing is for county, state and federal offices, as well as Brainerd city offices. Other area city, township and school board filings will take place Aug. 2-16.

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BRAINERD โ€” The candidate filing period for public office in Crow Wing County for the 2022 election is May 17-31 for the following offices with filing fees also noted:

  • Federal offices: U.S. Representative for District 8 ($300).
  • State offices: State Senator District 6 ($100), State Senator District 10 ($100), State Representative District 6A ($100), State Representative District 6B ($100), State Representative District 10A ($100), governor and lieutenant governor ($300), secretary of state ($300), attorney general ($300), state auditor ($300), judges ($300).
  • County offices: County Commissioner Districts 2, 3 and 4 ($50), county attorney ($50), county sheriff ($50), Soil & Water Supervisor Districts 2 and 3 ($20).

City of Brainerd offices will also have filing dates of May 17-31. City of Brainerd filing fees are $5. Candidates for city of Brainerd will file at Brainerd City Hall. City of Brainerd offices up for election in 2022 include Alderman Wards 2 and 4, Alderman At-Large (1 seat) and mayor.

For all other cities and those townships with November elections the filing period is Aug. 2-16. Candidates interested in city or township office should contact their local clerk to find out what offices are up for election in 2022.

Filing fees for city and township offices is $2.

School board candidate filing periods for the Brainerd, Crosby-Ironton and Pequot Lakes school districts are Aug. 2-16. Those interested in running for school board should contact the business office at their district for more information.


Candidates for federal office must file at the Office of the Secretary of State. Candidates for state office may file with the secretary of state or with the county auditor in the county where they reside.

Candidates for Crow Wing County office must file at the elections office at the Historic Courthouse at 326 Laurel St., Brainerd. Candidates for city or township office must file with their city or town clerk. Candidates for school board file with the school district clerk or designated officer.

To run for office, a candidate must meet all of these requirements:

  • Be a citizen of the United States.
  • Be an eligible voter.
  • Be 21 years or older upon assuming office.
  • Maintained residence in their district for at least 30 days before the general election.
  • Pay all filing fees or present a petition in place of filing fee as allowed by statute.
  • Complete and file an affidavit of candidacy.
  • Complete and file campaign finance reports.

Redistricting may have adjusted candidates' legislative or commissioner districts. Candidates are encouraged to visit for more information.

The primary election is Tuesday, Aug. 9, and the general election is Tuesday, Nov. 8.

For more information, check out CWCFilingForOffice.

Elections Office: 218-824-1051 or email

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