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How to file as a candidate for City Council

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Bloomington Briefing Published July 3, 2023
Updated on July 3, 2023

Interested in serving your community as an elected official? Candidate filing for Bloomington mayor and city council offices will be open August 1 – 15. Bloomington residents who wish to run for office must submit an affidavit of candidacy and a $50 filing fee at the Bloomington City Clerk’s Office, located on the first floor of Bloomington Civic Plaza, 1800 West Old Shakopee Road. For details about candidate filing, visit

The November 7 ballot will include races for mayor, councilmember at-large, councilmember at-large (two-year term) and all four district councilmembers. Interested to see who has filed for office? Visit and select “What’s on my ballot?”

For questions about elections, contact the City Clerk’s Office, 952-563-8729 or