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Wright County News

Posted on: May 19, 2020

Filing for Federal, State and County Offices Officially Open

The candidate filing period for federal, state and county offices officially opened at 8 a.m. today and will remain open until 5 p.m. June 2.

A complete affidavit of candidacy and applicable filing fee must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 2.

Individuals interested in filing for state or county office with the Wright County Auditor/Treasurer’s Office, may file their affidavit of candidacy and filing fee using one of these methods:

  • Mail or Delivery Service

    • Wright County Auditor/Treasurer, 10 – 2nd St NW, Rm 230, Buffalo, MN 55313

  • Drop box at front entrance of Government Center

  • Appointment

    • Call 763-682-7671 or email elections@co.wright.mn.us to schedule an in-person appointment

  • Electronic

    • Email affidavit of candidacy to elections@co.wright.mn.us

    • Securely pay filing fee electronically

      • Processing fee applies

Candidate filings are entered into the Secretary of State’s system upon receipt and can be verified by visiting the Candidate Filing search page. (There is a slight time delay from when the affidavit is entered and the information appears on the search page.)

The candidate filing packet is available in an electronic format.

Links to candidate filing information can be found at the Minnesota Secretary of State website at https://www.sos.state.mn.us/election-administration-campaigns/become-a-candidate/

For the link to the affidavit of candidacy, click here: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/media/1027/affidavit-of-candidacy.pdf

For link to candidate filing fee information, click here: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/election-administration-campaigns/become-a-candidate/candidate-filing-fees/

For the link to securely pay the filing fee electronically, click here: https://swp.paymentsgateway.net/co/default.aspx?pg_api_login_id=I5mExBKyS2

For the link to the candidate filing search page, click here: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/election-administration-campaigns/data-maps/candidate-filings/

 For the link to the candidate filing packet, click here: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/election-administration-campaigns/become-a-candidate/campaign-filing-packet/

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