Elections & Candidate Finance Information

Municipal Elections

The municipal general election is held the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November of even-numbered years.

Polling Place and Times
The polling place for all City of Roseau residents is at the Roseau City Center and all municipal elections are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm on Election Day.

Filing for Municipal Office
At least two (2) weeks prior to the first day of filing an Affidavit of Candidacy, the City Clerk shall cause to be published in the official newspaper a notice of filing for municipal office. The notice of filing shall designate the officer to be elected, the period during which affidavits of candidacy may be filed, and the time and place for filing such affidavits.

Assistance to Persons with Disabilities
All polling locations have accessible voting stations for persons with disabilities and an AutoMARK assistive voting device. Absentee voting is also available.

Absentee Voting
Any eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot. Absentee voting ballots can be obtained from the Minnesota Secretary of State's Office  https://mnvotes.sos.state.mn.us
Time Off to Vote
Every employee who is eligible to vote in an election has the right to be absent from work for the time necessary to appear at the employee's polling place, cast a ballot, and return to work on the day of that election, without penalty or deduction from salary or wages because of the absence. An employer or other person may not directly or indirectly refuse, abridge, or interfere with this right or any other election right of an employee.

Candidate Campaign Finance Information
As candidates file for candidacy, the City Clerk must give them a copy of the Minnesota Campaign Manual. The Manual explains campaign financial reporting and campaign practices requirements and prohibitions that apply to candidates and committees active on the City level of government. Candidates filing for municipal office and committees acting to influence the nomination, election, or defeat of a candidate are required to file a compaign financial report with the City Clerk within 14 days after the candidate or committee receives contributions or makes disbursements of more than $750 in a calendar year. In a year when the candidate's name appears on the ballot, additional reports are due as follows:

  • 10 days before the primary election
  • 10 days before the general election
  • 30 days after a general election
  • By January 31 of each year following the year when the initial report was filed

A final report may be filed any time after the candidate, committee, or corporation has settled all debts and disposed of all assets in excess of $100 in aggregate. Except for the City Clerk's enforcement of the prohibitions in Minn. Stat. 211B.11 against campaigning in or around polling places, the City Clerk does not interpret or enforce the Fair Campaign Practice statutes. Concerned citizens should take thier complaints directly to the State of Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings, 612-349-2539 or 612-341-7666. or e-mail electioncomplaints@oah.state.mn.us.

Campaign Manual and Reports

Campaign Manual

Campaign Financial Report

Campaign Financial Report Certification of Filing

Campaign Financial Reports Filed

(pursuant to Minn. Stat. 211A02; kept on file four years from date posted)