Candidate Filing

Filing for Mayor and Council Member

Election Day is Tuesday, November 2. The Mayor and two City Council seats will be up for election in 2021.

Candidate Filing Period

The candidate filing period runs from July 27 to August 10.

How to File

File in-person at City Hall Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be extended hours until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 10.

Filing Fee

The fee to file is $25.


Candidates must be:

  • A Hopkins resident
  • Age 21 or older
  • A qualified voter

Find more information about filing, as well as a list of candidates who have filed, on the Minnesota Secretary of State website