Candidate Filing

Filing for Mayor and Council Member

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. The Mayor and two City Council seats will be up for election in 2019. There will also be a special election for one City Council seat. 

Candidate Filing Period

The candidate filing period runs from July 30 to August 13.

How to File

File in-person at City Hall (currently located at the Hopkins Fire Station, 101 17th Avenue S) Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be extended hours until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13.

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