Candidate Filing

Candidate filing is the process which candidates have their names placed on an election ballot. There is a two-week filing period in which the candidate must file for city office. A city office must be filed not more than 70 days, and not less than 56 days before the August primary.

A candidate must complete an Affidavit of Candidacy form at the Finance office. The filing fee for candidacy is $5.

Candidate Eligibility

  1. You live in New Ulm and are eligible to vote
  2. You are 21 years old on assuming office
  3. You have been a resident of the city for 30 days before the election

For More Information

For additional information, please email Kim Seifert Samuelson or call her at 507-359-8226.