Filing Period for 2020 Municipal Candidate Nominating Petitions Begins on January 31, 2020

Eligible Sioux Falls voters interested in running for office may begin circulating nominating petitions for the municipal election on Friday, January 31, 2020.

Nominating petitions may be filed for At-Large Council Member, Southwest District Council Member, Northwest District Council Member, and Northeast District Council Member. A valid nominating petition is required in order to be placed on the ballot.

To be eligible for office, individuals must also be a registered Sioux Falls voter who has resided in the city for at least six months immediately prior to the date of the election. District candidates must reside in their district. Nominating petitions for the At-Large position must consist of no less than 200 valid signatures; no less than 50 valid signatures are required for the District seats.

Petitions must be filed at the City Clerk’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 28, 2020. The Regular Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, and will be combined with the Sioux Falls School District Election. A Municipal Runoff Election, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.

For more information, contact the City Clerk’s Office by phone at 605-367-8080, in person at 235 West 10th Street, or by email at You can also visit us online at

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