Candidate Filing 

List of Candidate Filings: A complete list of all candidate filings may be found on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

Candidate Filing begins May 19 - June 2, 2020 for the following offices: 

  • United States Senator
  • United States Representative
  • State Senator or State Representative
  • Judicial Officer
  • County Commissioner
  • Soil & Water Conservation Supervisor
  • City of Stillwater - Contact Beth Wolf at the City to file


There are several ways to file for office with the county. Click the tabs below for instructions.

  1. By Appointment
  2. Drop Box
  3. Mail
  4. Email
  5. Fax
  6. Filing Fee

To file an affidavit of candidacy in person, you must call and make an appointment.

  1. Call  651-430-6790 and make an appointment with County Elections staff.
  2. At your appointment you will complete the affidavit of candidacy
  3. Please also bring your filing fee. We accept check and cash. Checks made out to Washington County Elections. See Filing Fee tab for amounts.
  4. We will send you home with your candidate filing packet.

* If filing for a Judicial Office: Please bring your law license or a copy. It is required that we keep a copy on file with your affidavit.