City of Wayzata Elections

Wayzata’s City Council includes a Mayor and four Council members. The mayor serves a four-year term of office and the Council members are elected at-large to serve overlapping four-year terms.

City Council and Mayor Filings

The filing dates for the Mayor and two Council Member seats is between July 28, 2020 and Aug. 11, 2020. 

The following City Council seats will be on the Nov. 3, 2020 general election ballot:

  • Mayor (four-year term)
  • Councilmember (four-year term)
  • Councilmember (four-year term)

The candidate(s) with the most votes will assume office in January 2021.

Filing requirements for individuals seeking public office.

  1. Candidate must be an eligible voter.
  2. Candidate is, or will be on assuming the office, 21 years of age or older.
  3. Maintained residence in the district from which the candidate seeks election for 30 days before the general election.

Filing Period
The filing period is Tues., July 28 through 5 p.m. Tues., Aug. 11. The deadline to withdraw is 5 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 13. To file for public office, complete an affidavit of candidacy and pay the $5 filing fee to the city clerk during the two-week filing period.

Filing Documents

Campaign Finance Reports
City Council candidates must complete Campaign Financial Reporting Forms (PDF)

  • The initial report is due within 14 days after receiving contributions or making disbursements of more than $750.
  • Subsequent reports are due 10 days before and 30 days after the general election and each year by Jan. 31 until a final report is filed.
  • A final report is due when all assets are settled and all assets are disposed of in excess of $100.

Campaign Resources