Candidates


STATE & COUNTY OFFICES IN ELECTION REPORT

LIST OF CURRENT FILINGS AT CASS COUNTY:
Candidate Filings in Cass County-As of 5/31/2022 5:00 p.m.


The Candidate Filing website is located here:
https://candidates.sos.state.mn.us 

Candidate information entered into ERS will appear on the Candidate Filings website approximately 30 minutes after entry

CANDIDATE FILING LOCATION:
Federal: Candidates for President and Vice-President, U.S. Senator, and U.S. Representative must file with the Secretary of State.
State: Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State, State Senator, State Representative, and any  Judicial office may file with the Secretary of State, or the county auditor of the county in which the candidate resides.
County: Candidates for County Commissioner, County Auditor, County Treasurer, County Recorder, County Sheriff, County Attorney, Soil and Water Supervisor, and other elected county offices must file with the county auditor.
City and Township: Candidates for Mayor, Council Member, and other elected city offices must file with the city clerk. Candidates for Town Clerk, Town Supervisor, Town Treasurer, and other elected township offices must file with the town clerk.
School District: Candidates for School Board Member must file with the school district clerk. 
Special District:  Candidates for special districts such as hospital or park districts should contact the district’s office for information on the filing process.

WHEN DO I FILE?
FILING PERIOD APPLICABLE OFFICES FILING OPENS FILING CLOSES WITHDRAWAL DEADLINE
EARLY FILING PERIOD
  • FEDERAL
  • STATE
  • JUDICIAL
  • COUNTY
  • If primary is possible:
    • CITY OFFICES
    • SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICES
5/17/2022 5/31/2022 (5pm) 6/2/2022
LATE FILING PERIOD
  • If primary is not possible:
    • City Offices
    • School District Offices
  • Township Offices with November Elections
8/2/2022 8/16/2022 (5pm) 8/18/2022

CANDIDATE FILING FEES:
If you are filing at Cass County Auditor-Treasurers Office, filing fees may be paid by check or cash (No Credit/Debit cards)

Candidates for Township, City and School District Offices will file their district clerk. 
US Senator: $400
US Representative: $ 300
Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor and Secretary of State: $300
State Representative: $100
Judicial Officer: $300
County Commissioner: $50
Cass County SWCD: $20


CONGRESSIONAL/LEGISLATIVE/COUNTY COMMISSIONER BOUNDARIES MAP

Cass County, Minnesota - Candidate Filing Notice
2022 Candidate Filing Information: For more information regarding Candidate Filing please call Cass County Elections 218-547-7295


Instructions to candidates
: Select the Filing Packet for the office you are seeking.
For more information on candidate filing or to access filing packet documents please visit sos.state.mn.us  

County Candidate Filing Packet
Statement of Economic Interest-(County Commissioners only)
2022 Campaign Manual

Commissioner District 1 or 4, Attorney, Sheriff, Recorder

Soil and Water District Supervisor Candidate Filing Packet: 
2022 Campaign Manual
SWCD Map

Soil & Water Conservation District 1 or 5

State Legislative and Judicial Candidate Filing Packet:   
2022 Campaign Manual 
MN Campaign Finance Board-Judicial District Court Candidate Packet addendum
MN Campaign Finance Board-House of Representatives Candidate Packet addendum
MN Campaign Finance Board-Senate Candidate Packet addendum
Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State, State Senator, State Representative, and any Judicial office may file with the Secretary of State, or the county auditor of the county in which the candidate resides.

Filing Packet Documents:
Affidavit of Candidacy (all candidates)
Candidate Information Form (all candidates, optional)
Minnesota Campaign Manual 2022 Edition (all candidates)
Campaign Financial Reporting Deadlines Summary (county and SWCD candidates)
Campaign Financial Report (county and SWCD candidates)
Certification of Filing (county and SWCD candidates)
Voter Registration Counts (all candidates)
Map of Mail Ballot Precincts
Minnesota Department of Transportation sign placement information (all candidates)
IRS Campaign Filing Requirements (all candidates)
Auto dial-announcing device law - Minnesota Attorney General (all candidates)
Statement of economic interest filing (all candidates)
Campaign Finance Registration (not required for Sheriff, Co. Attorney, Recorder)


Campaign Reports:

Minnesota Statutes 211A.02, Subdivision 6 requires each local government candidate filing officer to post campaign financial reports on the local government’s website. The filing officer must post the reports on the website as soon as possible, but no later than 30 days after receipt of the report. The local government must make the reports available on the local government's website for four years from the date the report was posted.

The status of these financial reports for candidates for county elected offices in Cass County:

2018       No candidates met the threshold for having to file campaign financial reports.

2020       All candidates have filed campaign financial reports Certificate of Filing. All candidates swear that all campaign contributions or disbursements did not exceed $750 in the calendar year.

2022
County Sheriff

Bryan Welk Initial Report 2/22/22 to 3/22/22
  Reporting 3/23/22 to 5/17/22
   

Chris Thompson Initial Report 04/04/22 to 06/01/22



Visit the website of the Minnesota Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board for information regarding public officials that must file an economic interest statement.