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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Candidate Filing Period Runs May 17-31, 2022

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Candidate filings begin Tuesday, May 17 at 8 a.m. and will run through Tuesday, May 31 at 5 p.m. 


Candidates wishing to file for seats in Blue Earth County, and for seats in the City of Mankato as the county is the filing officer for Mankato, should do so in-person at the Blue Earth County Historic Courthouse, 204 S 5th Street, Mankato. 


Due to the redistricting process, Blue Earth County and the City of Mankato has new election districts and council wards.  Individuals wishing to file for office should confirm they reside in the district for which they are filing.  


All candidates should visit or call the Blue Earth County Elections Office at (507) 304-4341 to learn more about becoming a candidate and beginning the filing process.


Blue Earth County will be entering filing information into the Secretary of State’s candidate filing website shortly after in-person filings take place by candidates. Media and members of the public can retrieve information from the site by visiting at their convenience throughout the filing period. Additionally, links to the Secretary of State site will be provided from the Blue Earth County website. This will help offer media the flexibility to obtain information quickly and consistently throughout the filing period. 

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