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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 and an affidavit of candidacy.[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 and an affidavit of candidacy.[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 House must submit either filing fee or nominating petitions and and an affidavit of candidacy by June 5, 2012.[2]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

State legislature

Partisan candidates for State Senate and State House must pay a filing fee of $100 and an affidavit of candidacy.[1] In lieu of the filing fee, candidates may submit nominating petitions with 500 signatures for State Senate or State House.[2]

Filing deadlines

2012

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

Partisan candidates for State Senate and State House must submit either filing fee or nominating petitions and and an affidavit of candidacy by June 5, 2012.[2]

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 1.2 Minnesota Secretary of State "Filing Fees" Accessed April 25, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 [www.sos.state.mn.us/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=4262 Minnesota Secretary of State "Major party candidates guide" Accessed April 25, 2012]