City Council Candidate Information

Secretary of State - Edina's Filings

View Edina's Filings for Candidacy from the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Mayor & City Council

Edina is served by a mayor and four at-large City Council members who are each elected to serve four-year terms and have one equal vote when deciding an issue. City Council elections take place in even-numbered election years.

Eligibility to Hold Office

Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota: Every person who by the provisions of this article is entitled to vote at any election and is 21 years of age is eligible for any office elective by the people in the district wherein he has resided thirty days previous to the election, except as otherwise provided in the Constitution and law of the United States.

Filing for Office

The following forms are required to be recorded with the City Clerk when filing for office and are available at Edina City Hall during business hours:
  • Affidavit of Candidacy - 2018 Candidates Filing opens on Tuesday July 31 and closes on Tuesday August 14.
  • Filing Fee of $5
  • Campaign Financial Reports - please note that candidate campaign financial reports will be posted on the City's website within 30 days of receipt and remain posted for four years.
    • Initial report is due within 14 days after receiving contributions or making disbursements of more than $750.
    • Subsequent reports are due 10 days before and 30 days after the election, and each year by January 31 until a final report is filed.
    • Final report is due when all debts are settled and all assets are disposed of in excess of $100.