Filing for Candidacy 

Anyone interested in filing for candidacy must contact Denise Wetzel, City of Chaska Election Coordinator, at 952-227-7511 or via email to schedule an appointment to receive a candidate packet, which will include an application form. 

The filing fee is $5.00 and can be paid via cash or check. 

Important Dates

The following dates are in accordance with Minnesota Statues:

  • Candidate filing opens on Tuesday, March 5, 2019
  • Candidate filing closes on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.
  • The deadline to withdraw candidacy is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. 

Offices for Special Election

The following are the elective non-partisan offices for the Special Election in the city of Chaska that will appear on the May 14, 2019 Special Election Ballot:

  • Second Ward Councilperson
    Remaining term expires December 31, 2020
    Salary for 2019: $7,100
  • Fourth Ward Councilperson
    Remaining term expires December 31, 2020
    Salary for 2019: $7,100


Excerpt from Article VII, Section 6 of the Constitution of the State of Minnesota:

Every person who by the provisions of this article is entitled to vote at any election and is twenty-one (21) years of age is eligible for any office elective by the people in the district wherein he/she has resided thirty days previous to the election, except as otherwise provided in the Constitution and law of the United States.

Campaign Financial Reports

All candidates who successfully file with the city of Chaska must submit Campaign Financial Reports to the City Clerk's Office at One City Hall Plaza, Chaska, MN 55318, as follows:

  • Initial report is due within 14 days of receiving contributions or making disbursements of more that $750.00.
  • Subsequent reports are due 10 days before and 30 days after the election and each year by Jan. 31 or until a final report is filed.
  • A final report is due when all debts are settled and all assets are disposed of in excess of $100.00.
  • A Campaign Financial Report Certification of Filing shall be submitted to the City Clerk no later than seven days after the special election.

Contact Us

  1. Denise Wetzel

    Elections Coordinator
    Ph: 952-227-7511

    Chaska City Hall

    One City Hall Plaza
    Chaska, MN 55318
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    Monday - Friday
    7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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