Candidacy Filing

Affidavits of Candidacy

Individuals get their names on the ballot by filing an Affidavit of Candidacy during the filing period. Affidavits are available online and at Ramsey County filing offices or at White Bear Township Administrative Building.  Residents interested in running for office are able to file an Affidavit of Candidacy starting July 31, 2018 through August 14, 2018.

If you bring a signed affidavit to the Ramsey County office or White Bear Township Administrative Building, it must also be notarized. If you sign the form at on of the filing offices, staff can certify the affidavit. If you file in person and do not have your signature notarized beforehand, do not sign the affidavit until you get to the filing office. A fee or petition in place of the fee is due at the time of filing. The fee can be paid with cash or check (no credit cards). The fee for White Bear Township Town Board Supervisor is $2.00.  

A packet of filing information, including affidavit of candidacy, address of residence form,  information on campaign finance , voter information lists, and the IRS information handout will be provided to all individuals who file.

Candidates who file with Ramsey County Elections file at the Plato Building

For specific districts and terms, view our list of currently serving elected officials (PDF).


White Bear Township has two Town Board Supervisor Seats on the General Election Ballot. These are 4 year term seats.

                                             Robert Kermes and Steve Ruzek


City of Gem Lake has two City Council Seats on the General Election Ballot. These are 4 year term seats.

                                           Gretchen Artig-Swomely and a vacant seat, currently filled in the interim by Lenonard Cacioppo

There is not a school board election for District 624 (White Bear Lake) until 2019.

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