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COUNTY STATEMENT REGARDING CANDIDATES FILING FOR OFFICE

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May 17, 2020

COUNTY STATEMENT REGARDING CANDIDATES FILING FOR OFFICE

The two-week filing period in which candidates may file for office is Tuesday, May 19, 2020 – Tuesday June 2, 2020. Normally, this has been done at the Auditor Treasurers Office inside the Mille Lacs Historic Courthouse, but in response to COVID-19 pandemic, additional safety precautions will be in place to protect both County staff and the Public. During the 2020 Minnesota Legislative Session the State Legislature enacted Chapter 77, which Governor Walz signed into law allowing electronic candidate filings.
Prospective candidates now have two options to file for office:
1. Download an Affidavit of Candidacy from the Secretary of State’s website at https://www.sos.state.mn.us/election-administration-campaigns/become-a-candidate/ and place the completed and notarized application in the drop box at the County Auditor’s Office. Campaign materials will then be mailed to your address. Alternatively, the completed Affidavit of Candidacy can be emailed to elections@millelacs.mn.gov or faxed to 320-983-8336,
2. Call the Mille Lacs County Auditor’s Office at 320-983-8310 when you arrive on the Mille Lacs County campus, Mille Lacs County Staff will provide you with an application to complete and campaign materials outside the Historic Courthouse.
The candidate filing fee or Petition in Place of Filing Fee is due with the Affidavit of Candidacy regardless of how the candidate chooses to file. This information has been uploaded to the County website. Staff will be available to receive applications and answer questions Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, except on the final day Tuesday, June 2nd 2020; staff will be available on the that day from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Please contact the Mille Lacs County Auditor-Treasurer’s Office at (320) 983-8310 with any questions regarding filing for candidacy.

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