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Candidate Filing
Filing for City Council Seats
The terms of Council members Jerry McDonald and Bethany Tjornhom will expire at the end of 2016. Filings for these positions will be accepted at city hall from Tuesday, August 2 through Monday, August 15 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, and on Tuesday, August 16 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Notice of Filing

To file, candidates must be:
  • A citizen of the United States
  • A registered voter
  • A resident of the city for at least 30 days prior to the General Election
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Pay a $5 filing fee

Terms of office are for four years. City Council members are elected at large. 

Meet the Candidates Meetings 
  • The League of Women Voters is sponsoring a Candidate Forum on Thursday, September 22 from 7-9 pm in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 7700 Market Boulevard.  The forum will be broadcast live on Cable Channel 8 (Mediacom), and live and on demand on our website.
  • BuyChanhassen will host a Candidate Forum at their luncheon meeting on Tuesday, October 25 from 11:30-1:00 pm at the Chanhassen American Legion Post 580 located at 290 Lake Drive East. Reservations are required. Contact Vernelle Clayton at 952-975-0444.

Election Dates
The State Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 and the General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. The polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The city's municipal election is held in conjunction with the General Election.

Contact Us
Kim Meuwissen
Election Official

Ph: (952) 227-1107 
Fx: (952) 227-1907
Cell: (612) 703-6392