2022 Elections

Candidates Forums Scheduled - Submit Your Questions

Townsquare Television will be hosting several Candidate Forums for many local elections, this September. All forums will be LIVE on Comcast Xfinity 15/HD859 and streamed at www.townsquare.tv/webstreaming and on Facebook. 

For these forums, questions from the public will be asked in advance, for possible use during the forums. To submit a question, follow this link: https://townsquare.tv/questions-candidates and fill out the online form. 

Here is the schedule of forums:

  • Inver Grove Heights Mayor & City Council Candidate Forum - Thursday, September 15, 6:00 PM
  • South St. Paul City Council Candidate Forum - Thursday, September 15, 7:30 PM
  • Dakota County Commissioner Districts 2, 3, & 4 Candidate Forum - Wednesday, September 21, 6:00 PM
  • West St. Paul Mayor & City Council Candidate Forum - Thursday, September 22, 6:00 PM
  • Mendota Heights Mayor & City Council Candidate Forum - Thursday, September 22, 7:30 PM
  • MN Senate District 52 & MN House of Representatives District 52B Candidate Forum - Wednesday, September 28, 5:15 PM
  • MN Senate District 53 & MN House of Representatives Districts 53A & 53B Candidate Forum - Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 PM
  • MN Senate District 65 & MN House of Representatives District 65B Candidate Forum - Wednesday, September 28, 8:00 PM
  • Sunfish Lake Mayor & City Council Candidate Forum - Thursday, September 29, 6 PM
  • Lilydale Mayor & City Council Candidate Forum - Thursday, September 29, 7 PM

City Council Field Narrowed for November 8th, 2022 General Election

There are three seats open on the South St. Paul City Council.  The August 9th, 2022 Primary, narrowed the candidate pool to six.  The six candidates listed below will be on the ballot for the November 8th, 2022 General Election.  

If residents are seeking more information on these candidates please follow this link to the Candidate Profiles airing on Townsquare TV or reach out to the candidates or their campaign committees. 

Candidate Filings - South St. Paul School Board

The general election shall be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.  At that election, four (4) members will be elected to the School Board for terms of four (4) years each.

The period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of South St. Paul Schools shall begin at 7:00 AM on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 and shall close at 5:00 PM on Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

Affidavits of Candidacy are available in the City Clerk's Office at City Hall, 125 3rd Avenue North, South St. Paul.  The filing fee for this office is $2.  A candidate for this office must be an eligible voter, must be 21 years of age or more on assuming office, must have been a resident of the school district from which the candidate seeks election for thirty (30) days before the general election, and must have no other affidavit on file for any other office at the same primary or general election.

The affidavits of candidacy must be filed in the office of the city clerk and the filing fee paid prior to 5:00 o'clock p.m. on August 16, 2022.

Candidate Filings:

ABSENTEE BALLOT BOARD

City of South St. Paul Absentee Ballot Boards Meeting Schedule, 2022 State General Election 

The City of South St. Paul Absentee Ballot Board will meet during business hours at the call of the City Clerk in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of City Hall to accept absentee ballots received from voters residing in the following City of South St. Paul precincts during the absentee voting period (September 23rd thru November 7th, 2022):

City of South St. Paul:

  • Precinct 1
  • Precinct 2
  • Precinct 3
  • Precinct 4
  • Precinct 5

The Dakota County UOCAVA Absentee Ballot Board will meet during business hours at the call of the auditor on every day in which a military/overseas process absentee ballot is received.

For further information about these meetings, please contact Deanna Werner at 651-554, 3204 or dwerner@southstpaul.org

FOR ELECTION RESULTS YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO THE OFFICE OF THE MINNESOTA SECRETRY OF STATE.  SOUTH ST PAUL CITY OFFICES WILL NOT BE OPEN ON ELECTION NIGHT.

General Election - Tuesday,  November 8, 2022


2022 Key Election Dates:

  • Tuesday, August 16th:  School Board Candidate filing closes (5:00 PM)
  • Friday, September 23rd:  Absentee Ballot For General Election Begins (M-F, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM)
  • Saturday, November 5th:  Absentee Voting from 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM at City Hall
  • Monday, November 7th:  Absentee Ballot Ends for General Election (5:00 PM)
  • Tuesday, November 8th:  General Election Day - Polls Open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM


Affidavit of Candidacy
Campaign Manual
Campaign Financial Report
Campaign Financial Certificate of Filing
Campaign Filing Packet Materials
Affidavit of Withdrawal from Candidacy
Campaign Sign Regulations Brochure
Campaign Signs Memo