Traverse Soil and Water Conservation District

Filing for Election of District Supervisor

Who to contact?

Contact the Traverse SWCD office or County Auditor-Treasurer office to see which nomination districts are up for election.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to file for the office of Traverse SWCD Supervisor, you must be an eligible voter residing in the nomination district for which the vacancy exists.  SWCD Supervisors represent the county at-large but are nominated from specific nominating Districts and must reside in the nominating District.

Filing deadline and election?

The filing deadline for Traverse SWCD Supervisor is the same date as for other local offices.  Filing opens 70 days prior to the state primary election and closes 56 days prior to the state primary election.  All candidates have to file within this two-week time period to have their names appear on the ballot.  Supervisors do not run in primary elections.  They are elected at the general election.

What must be filed?

"Minnesota Affidavit of Candidacy"  Copies of this carbonless, four-copy form are available from the County Auditor-Treasurer from the county in which the election is being held.  Upon completion, the form must be notarized.

Filing fee?

Make out a check for the $20 filing fee to "County of Traverse" OR you may file a nominating petition with the signatures of either 500 voters or five percent of the voters who voted for SWCD Supervisor in the preceding election, whichever is less.

The Election?

Once placed on the ballot from a nomination District, the election is conducted at-large over the entire Traverse SWCD.

Terms of office?

The terms of office for the Traverse SWCD Supervisors are for four years commencing on the first Monday in January.





Traverse SWCD - 304 4th St N, Wheaton, MN 56296 - 320-563-8218 ext 3