Minnesota signature requirements

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This page details Minnesota signature requirements. The signatures of registered voters are often required to place candidates or initiatives on the ballot. However, for candidates, filing fees are sometimes required or accepted in lieu of signatures.

Federal offices

U.S. Senate

Partisan candidates for Senate must pay a filing fee of $400.[1] In lieu of the filing fee, candidates may submit nominating petitions with 2,000 signatures for Senate.[2]

U.S. House

Partisan candidates for House must pay a filing fee of $300.[1] In lieu of the filing fee, candidates may submit nominating petitions with 1,000 signatures for House.[2]

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 U.S. Congress elections

Partisan candidates for Senate and Hosue must submit either filing fee or nominating petitions by June 5, 2012.[2]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

State legislature

State Senate

State House

Filing deadlines

2012

See also: Signature requirements and deadlines for 2012 state government elections

Ballot measures

See also: Minnesota 2012 ballot measures
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Minnesota ballot measures come in only one variety. That is:

See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Minnesota Secretary of State "Filing Fees" Accessed April 25, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 [www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4262 Minnesota Secretary of State "Major party candidates guide" Accessed April 25, 2012]