Filing for Office

Residents interested in filing for the offices of Mayor (2-year term) or Councilmember (4-year term) must do so at the City Administrator's office during the filing period prescribed by State law. The filing fee is $5. Elections for these positions are held during odd numbered years. Please note that Saint Peter City Council positions are non-partisan.


To qualify as a Candidate you must:

  • Be eligible to vote in Minnesota
  • Have not filed for the same or any other office at the general election
  • Be or will be at least 21 years of age or more on assuming office
  • Have maintained a residence in the district for which you are seeking office for at least 30 days before the general election


Residents interested in filing for other offices should call the Nicollet County Public Services Department for further information at 507-934-7806.