Minnesota signature requirements

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This page details Minnesota signature requirements. In many states, the signatures of registered voters must be collected 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 file an affidavit of candidacy.[1] In lieu of the filing fee, candidates may submit nominating petitions with 2,000 signatures.[2]

Independent candidates for Senate must submit 2,000 signatures and file an affidavit of candidacy.[3] In lieu of the signatures, candidates may pay a $400 filing fee.[3] Candidates have the option of combining the nominating petition and petition in place of Filing Fee.[4] In order to do so, it may clearly state that it is a combined nominating petition and petition in place of Filing Fee.[4]

U.S. House

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

Independent candidates for House must submit 1,000 signatures and file an affidavit of candidacy.[3] In lieu of the signatures, candidates may pay a $300 filing fee.[3] Candidates have the option of combining the nominating petition and petition in place of Filing Fee.[4] In order to do so, it may clearly state that it is a combined nominating petition and petition in place of Filing Fee.[4]

Filing deadlines

2012

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

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

Independent candidates for U.S. Senate and U.S. House must submit either filing fees or nominating petitions and file an affidavit of candidacy by June 5, 2012.[3]

State offices

Statewide executive offices

Minnesota has no statewide executive offices on the ballot in 2012.

State legislature

Partisan candidates for State Senate and State House must pay a filing fee of $100 and file an affidavit of candidacy.[1] In lieu of the filing fee, candidates may submit nominating petitions with 500 signatures.[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 fees or nominating petitions and file an affidavit of candidacy by June 5, 2012.[2]

Independent candidates for State Senate and State House must submit either filing fees or nominating petitions and file an affidavit of candidacy by June 5, 2012.[3]

Minnesota has no statewide executive offices on the ballot in 2012.

Ballot measures

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

See also

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