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Filing for Office

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Elections for city offices are held on the first Tuesday in November in even-numbered years.


To run for mayor or city councilor, the candidate must meet the following required qualifications:

  • A citizen of the United States.
  • A Shakopee resident for 30 days immediately before the election.
  • Must be at least 21 years old when assuming office.

Both the mayor and City Council members are elected at-large, on a nonpartisan basis.

The mayor is elected to serve a four-year term as the chief executive officer of the city, presiding at City Council meetings as a voting member of the council, with no power of veto. The mayor receives an annual salary of $15,000. 

The four City Council members are elected to staggered, four-year terms. A councilor’s annual salary is $7,500.

More information about the duties of mayor and City Council.

Filing for 2020 Election

The city will have two City Council seats (four-year terms from Jan. 1, 2021-2024) on the 2020 ballot. Filing information will be available in summer 2020.