Council Candidate Filing Period: May 19 - June 2

Council Candidate Filing Period: May 19 - June 2
Posted on 05/18/2020

The filing period for mayor and two council member seats on the New Hope City Council will open on May 19.

An individual may run for City Council in New Hope if they:

  • Are an eligible voter
  • Will be at least 21 years old on January 1, 2021
  • Have maintained a residence in the city for 30 days before the general election

Candidates may file for office with the city clerk beginning Tuesday, May 19. The filing period ends at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 2. The filing fee is $5.

Candidate filings can be accomplished by appointment (weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) by calling 763.531.5111 or by mail (if the affidavit is received by the June 2 deadline). Due to COVID-19 please consider filing by mail. Mail the notarized affidavit and $5 filing fee to New Hope City Clerk, 4401 Xylon Ave N, New Hope, MN 55428. A drop off box is available at city hall in lieu of mailing.

If three or more candidates file for mayor or five or more residents file for the two city council seats, a local primary will be held on August 11 to narrow the field. For more information, contact city clerk Valerie Leone at 763-531-5117 or vleone@newhopemn.gov.