Run for Elected Office

The City of New Brighton will have one mayor position (two-year term) and two City Council members at large (four-year terms) on the ballot in the November 8, 2022 election.  Individuals interested in running for these offices may pay the required $5 filing fee (or qualifying petition in lieu of a filing fee) and file their Affidavit of Candidacy at New Brighton City Hall during regular office hours from August 2, 2022 until 5:00 p.m. on August 16, 2022.

When they file, candidates will also be asked to complete an optional Candidate Information Sheet and a required name pronunciation form to ensure it is pronounced correctly by our accessible ballot marking device. 

  1. File Your Affidavit of Candidacy by Mail

When filing for office by mail, your affidavit of candidacy and filing fee (or qualifying petition in lieu of a filing fee) must be received by the City of New Brighton during the filing period from August 2, 2022 until August 16, 2022 at 5 pm Your affidavit of candidacy must be notarized by a certified notary public, including the notary's stamp indicating current certification. For locations and hours of low-cost notary services currently available to the public, see a list of regional locations below. You may also contact your bank to inquire about notary services available to members at local branches, or visit notary.sos.state.mn.us to locate in-person notaries in your area.

After the City of New Brighton has received and certified your affidavit of candidacy and filing fee, staff will send a letter of confirmation and receipt by email or postal mail (if you do not provide your email). In case filing officers have questions regarding your filing documents, please be prepared to answer your phone at the number provided on your affidavit of candidacy.

Mail to:

City of New Brighton Elections
803 Old Highway 8 NW
New Brighton, MN 55112

Notary service available to the public:

UPS Store
1670 Robert Street, West Saint Paul
10 am to 2 pm (call before to ensure a notary is available before you visit)
651-451-0611

Old National Bank
1570 Concordia Avenue, Suite 100, Saint Paul
9 am to 5 pm
612-486-9760

Along with a confirmation letter and receipt, New Brighton Elections staff will send you a candidate filing packet with information on running for office, campaign finance, and fair campaign practices. Please contact the Elections Office at any time with questions: 651-638-2045.

  1. File Your Affidavit of Candidacy Electronically
  1. File Your Affidavit of Candidacy In Person

Campaign Guidelines & Resources

The information provided here answers the most frequently asked questions about campaigning in New Brighton. If you have any questions about the information provided or have general questions about the administration of elections in the City of New Brighton, please email the City Clerk.

Please be advised that MN State law regulates Fair Campaign Practices and Campaign Financial Activities. The MN Secretary of State's Office publishes a comprehensive Campaign Manual for candidates every two years. A copy of this manual will be provided to candidates for the municipal office in New Brighton. Candidates can also visit the MN Secretary of State's website to read the Campaign Manual online, and download and or print it.

City of New Brighton staff members cannot provide legal opinions and/or definitive answers about any law or rule. Candidates and committee members are encouraged to seek out their own legal, financial and or campaign advisors/consultants for guidance.

  1. Required Financial Reporting

Campaign Finance Reports

  • Initial report is due to the filing officer who accepted your Affidavit of Candidacy within fourteen (14) days of receiving contributions or making disbursements of more than $750.

  • Subsequent reports are due to the filing officer who accepted your Affidavit of Candidacy ten days before and thirty (30) days after the election and each year by January 31st until a final report is filed.

  • Final report is due to the filing officer who accepted your Affidavit of Candidacy when all debts are settled and all assets are properly disposed of in excess of $100.

Certification of Filing

All candidates or committees must file a Certification of Filing within 7 days of a general or special election in which their name is on the ballot. On this form, the candidate or committee treasurer affirms either all required campaign finance reports have been filed, or the candidate or committee did not raise or spend more than $750 in that calendar year.

Please visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website for more information.

  1. Door to Door Campaigning
  1. Sign Placement
  1. Automatic Dialing Devices
  1. Campaign Fundraising
  1. Campaign Cyber Security
  1. Polling Places and Precinct Map