Filing Period for 2022 City Candidate Nominating Petitions Begins on January 28

Eligible Sioux Falls voters interested in running for office may begin circulating and filing nominating petitions on Friday, January 28, 2022, for the City Election.

Nominating petitions may be filed for Mayor, At-Large Council Member “A”, At-Large Council Member “B”, Southeast District Council Member, and Central 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 (and their district if running for a district seat) for at least six months immediately prior to the date of the election. Nominating petitions for the Mayor and At-Large positions 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 25, 2022. The Regular City Election will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, and will be combined with the Sioux Falls School District Election. A City Runoff Election, if needed, will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2022.

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 For information about Sioux Falls School Board nominating petitions, please contact the Sioux Falls School District Business Office at (605) 367-7905.

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