Running for Office

The General Election for the City of Waconia will be held on Tuesday, the 3rd of November, 2020 for the purpose of electing candidates for the offices listed below. The filing period for these offices begins at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 11, 2020. Candidates may withdraw until 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 13, 2020. 


The following seats are up for election in 2020:

  • Mayor (two-year term): January 2021 - December 2022
  • City Council Member Ward I (four-year term): January 2021 - December 2024
  • City Council Member Ward II (four-year term): January 2021 - December 2024
  • City Council Member Ward II (special election, two-year term): November 2020 - December 2022

Qualifications

Candidates for City Office must be:

  • An eligible voter
  • 21 years of age upon assuming office
  • A resident of the City for 30 days before the election (Mayor and City Council)
  • A resident in the Ward for which you are seeking election (City Council)

Filing for Election

To file for office, you must submit the notarized Affidavit of Candidacy (LINK) and the $5 filing fee. Candidates can file for candidacy in person at City Hall, 201 South Vine Street, Waconia, MN 55387. For 2020, the Affidavit of Candidacy may be submitted via email to Jackie Schulze, Assistant City Administrator, jschulze@waconia.org or via mail to:

City of Waconia
C/O Jackie Schulze
201 South Vine Street
Waconia, MN 55387

You can also fax your document to 952.442-2135. 

Filing Fees

The filing fee is $5.00. If you file via mail or email, you must call 952-442-2184 so you can pay your $5 filing fee. Your application is not complete until your $5 filing fee has been paid.  If you file in-person, you will pay at the time of filing. 

Required Filing Forms

Campaign Finance Information

Additional Information