The filing window for municipal and school board elections in which a primary is not held will open Aug. 3 and continue until Aug. 17. Candidates who file but change their minds about running for office will have until no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 19 to withdraw, according to information provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office.


The filing window for municipal and school board elections in which a primary is not held will open Aug. 3 and continue until Aug. 17. Candidates who file but change their minds about running for office will have until no later than 5 p.m. Aug. 19 to withdraw, according to information provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office.

Three positions will be up for election this year on the Montevideo School Board. The positions are currently held by board chair David Lipps, Andrew Stenson and Gerry Wohlhuter.

The period for filing for the school board positions will be open from 8 a.m. Aug. 3 until Aug. 17 at 5 p.m. The terms of the positions are four years.

Three Montevideo City Council seats are up for election this year, as well. They are currently held by Bryce Curtiss, Marv Garbe, and Karen Nieuwbeerta. Each is for a four-year term.

The office of mayor, currently held by Jim Curtiss, is also up for election. This is a two-year term.

The filing period opens at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 3, and will remain open until 4:30 p.m. Aug. 17. Individuals must file an affidavit of candidacy, which is available at City Hall, 103 Canton Avenue. The cost is $2.

Candidates for council or mayor must be an eligible voter, must be 2l years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the city for 30 days before the general election, and may not be a permanent employee of the city of Montevideo.

Individuals who are interested in running for the school board must also file an affidavit of candidacy, which is available at the superintendent’s office at 2001 William Avenue during business hours. The filing fee is $2.

Candidates for school board must be an eligible voter, must be 2l years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district for 30 days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or next general election.