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CANDIDATES

Absent candidates, filing for office, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.09

Advocacy, express advocacy, communications, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.01

Affidavits

Candidacy, see AFFIDAVITS OF CANDIDACY

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2019 205.13

Multiple candidacy, same election, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04

Selection, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.13

Withdrawal

General elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.13

Primary elections (state), Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.12

School district elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 205A.06

Special elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.23

Age, Minn. Const. art 5 s 2, 2019 204B.06&year=2019">2019 204B.06, art 7 s 6

Agreements by, public subsidies, acceptance, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.25, 2019 10A.31, 2019 10A.315, 2019 10A.322

Agreements to correct errors, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.38

Appointments by, voting challengers, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.07

Ballots, record keeping errors

Ballot delivery agent, candidate may not be designated as, Minn. Statutes 2019 203B.11

Correction agreements, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.38

Correction orders, applications for, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.39

Campaign expenditure limits, exceptions, notice given, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.25

Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board, see CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND PUBLIC DISCLOSURE BOARD

Campaign practices, see CAMPAIGN PRACTICES

Canvassing boards, serving on, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.31, 2019 205A.10

Catastrophic illnesses, see Vacancies in nomination under this topic

Certificates and certification

Campaign financial reports, Minn. Statutes 2019 211A.05

Certificates of nomination, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.10, 2019 204B.44

Election, see Certificates of election under ELECTIONS

Voting challengers, appointment, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.07

Certificates of nomination

Denial, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.10

Failure to execute or file, petitions for correction, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.10, 2019 204B.44

Political parties, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.13

Children or stepchildren of candidates, election judges, serving as, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.19

Communications, express advocacy, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.01

Constituent services

Disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.01

Noncampaign disbursements, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.173

Consulting services, coordinated expenditures, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.176

Contested elections, see Recounts, duties under this topic

Contributions to, see Political contributions under CONTRIBUTIONS

Conviction

Campaign practices violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 211A.09, 2019 211B.17, 2019 609B.143

Ineligibility for public office, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.10, 2019 609B.141

Coordinated expenditures, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.176

Corporate political contributions, see under CONTRIBUTIONS

Death, see Vacancies in nomination under this topic

Definitions

Campaign finance and public disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.01

Campaign finance reporting law, Minn. Statutes 2019 211A.01

Campaign practices law, Minn. Statutes 2019 211B.01

Coordinated and noncoordinated expenditures, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.175

Hennepin County, Minn. Statutes 2019 383B.042

Spending limits, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.25

Election contests

Ballots, guarding, notice given, Minn. Statutes 2019 209.05

Duties, see Recounts, duties under this topic

Eligibility to commence, Minn. Statutes 2019 209.02

Reports received, supreme court decisions, Minn. Statutes 2019 209.09

Election judges, serving as, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.19

Expenditures

Coordinated and noncoordinated expenditures, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.175

Coordinated expenditures, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.176

Definitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.01

Legal expenditures, Minn. Statutes 2019 211B.12

Noncampaign disbursements, reimbursement, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.179

Noncoordinated expenditures, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.177

Reports about, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.20, 2019 211A.02

Filing fees

Amount, particular offices, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.11, 2019 205.13, 2019 205A.06

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.11

Municipal elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 205.065, 2019 205.13

Petition in place of filing fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.11, 2019 205.13

School district elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 205A.03, 2019 205A.06

Special elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.23

Filing procedures

Absent candidates, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.09, 2019 205.13

Affidavits of candidacy, see AFFIDAVITS OF CANDIDACY

Candidates representing multiple counties, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.09, 2019 204B.12

Candidates representing one county, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.09, 2019 204B.12

Filing date, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.025

Filing fees, see same under this topic

Municipal elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 205.065, 2019 205.075, 2019 205.13

Nominating petitions, see same under this topic

School district elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 123B.94, 2019 205A.03, 2019 205A.06

Special district candidates, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.09

Town elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 367.12

Vacancies in nomination, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.13

Withdrawal from ballot, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.12

Write-in candidates, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.09

Fusion candidates, simultaneous nomination by more than one political party, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.12

Guardianship of, ineligibility for public office, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.10

Identity and identification, campaigning, access to multiple dwellings, Minn. Statutes 2019 211B.20

Incompetency, possible ineligibility for public office, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.10

Inducements for candidacy, Minn. Statutes 2019 211B.10, 2019 211B.19

Inducements to be or refrain from being a candidate, Minn. Statutes 2019 211B.10

Information about

Affidavits of candidacy, see AFFIDAVITS OF CANDIDACY

Nominating petitions, see same under this topic

Use on ballot, errors or omissions, petitions for correction, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.44

Lawsuits, opponents' reporting violations, equitable relief sought, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.20

Leaves of absence

Enterprise Minnesota, Inc., employees, Minn. Statutes 2019 116O.04

State employees, classified service, Minn. Statutes 2019 43A.32

Legislative duties, noncampaign disbursements, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.173

Libel and slander, retraction, Minn. Statutes 2019 548.06

Major political party candidates

Primary election loss, listing on general election ballot, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 200.02

Simultaneous nomination by more than one political party, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04, 2019 204B.06

Minor political party candidates

Primary election loss, listing on general election ballot, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04

Requirements, Minn. Statutes 2019 200.02

Simultaneous nomination by more than one political party, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.06

Multiple candidacy, more than one office, same election, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04

Names

Absentee voting materials, use, Minn. Statutes 2019 203B.06, 2019 203B.21

Affidavits of candidacy, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.06

Ballots, see Candidate names under BALLOTS

Certification, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.10, 2019 204D.06, 2019 204D.23

County auditors, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.06, 2019 204D.23

Political parties, presidential nomination primary, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 207A.13

Removal from ballots, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.11

Secretary of state, duties, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.06, 2019 204D.23

Withdrawal from ballot, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.12

Nominating petitions

Absent candidates, submitting, Minn. Statutes 2019 205.13

Candidates filing as team, president or vice president, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04

Filing, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.09, 2019 204B.10

General elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.12

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.07 to 2019 204B.10

Inspections, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.10

Minor political parties, Minn. Statutes 2019 200.02

Municipal elections, first class cities, Minn. Statutes 2019 205.121, 2019 205.13

Nonpartisan offices, use, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.04

Nonparty candidates, nomination, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.03

Oaths, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.07

Political party names, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.07

Presidential electors, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.07, 2019 204B.09, 2019 208.42

Primary elections (state), Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.04

Prohibitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04

Public Employees Retirement Association, board of trustees, Minn. Statutes 2019 353.03

School district elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 205A.06

Secretary of state's rules regarding, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.071

Signatures, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.08, 2019 204B.10

Special elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.20, 2019 204D.23, 2019 204D.28

Team filing by candidates, president or vice president, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04

Use as petition in place of filing fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.11

Nomination by more than one political party, general election ballots, listing on, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04

Nomination

Affidavits of candidacy, see AFFIDAVITS OF CANDIDACY

Capital improvements licensed organizations, defined as lawful purpose, Minn. Statutes 2019 349.12

Certificates, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.10, 2019 204B.13, 2019 204B.44

Expenditures, gambling, lawful purpose, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2019 349.12

Forfeiture, campaign practices violations, Minn. Statutes 2019 211A.09, 2019 211B.17, 2019 609B.143

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.03

Invalidation of, Minn. Statutes 2019 209.07

Irregularities, election contests, Minn. Statutes 2019 209.02

Notice, time limit, Minn. Statutes 2019 206.88

Notice received, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.32, 2019 204D.27

Petitions, see Nominating petitions under this topic

Special primary elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.20

Vacancies in nomination, see same under this topic

Nominees of more than one political party, minor political party, status change to major political party, Minn. Statutes 2019 200.02

Noncampaign disbursements, reimbursement, disclosure, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.179

Noncoordinated expenditures, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.177

Nonpartisan offices, vacancies in nomination, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.131

Oaths, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.07, 2019 358.10

Opponents, defined, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.25

Orders, correction orders, voting returns, record keeping errors, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.39

Parades, participation in, fee guidelines, Minn. Statutes 2019 211B.205

Parents of candidates, election judges, serving as, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.19

Payments by

Elections, recounts, costs, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.35, 2019 204C.36

Filing fees, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.11, 2019 204D.23, 2019 205.13, 2019 205A.06

Petition in place of filing fees

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.11

Municipal elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 205.13

Petitions by

Correction, election-related errors or omissions, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.44

Filing fees, in place of, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.11, 2019 205.13

Nominating petitions, see same under this topic

Opponents' reporting violations, equitable relief sought, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.20

Political advertising, see POLITICAL ADVERTISING

Political contributions, see under CONTRIBUTIONS

Political parties

Coercion of unendorsed candidate, Minn. Statutes 2019 211B.10

Names, Minn. Statutes 2019 202A.11, 2019 207A.13

Political party or principle, identification of

Affidavits of candidacy, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.06

General election ballots, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.36

Nominating petitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.07

Principal campaign committees, see under CAMPAIGN PRACTICES

Public subsidies, see STATE ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN FUND

Qualifications, Minn. Const. art 7 s 6, 2019 204B.06

Recounts, duties

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.35, 2019 204C.36

Municipal elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 205.065, 2019 205.185

School district elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 205A.03, 2019 205A.10

Special primary or election, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.27

Redistricting plan corrections, copies to, Minn. Statutes 2019 2.91

Relatives of candidates, election judges, serving as, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.19

Reports about, canvassing boards, election results, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.32, 2019 204C.33

Reports given, campaign finances

Failure to file, Minn. Statutes 2019 211A.05

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.20, 2019 211A.02, 2019 211A.03

Residence, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.06, 2019 204B.07

Service of process on

Certificates of election, Minn. Statutes 2019 205A.10

Election contests, notice, Minn. Statutes 2019 209.021

Nominating petitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 205.13, 2019 205A.06

Simultaneous nomination by more than one political party, general election ballots, listing on, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.12

Specific offices, see specific index headings

Spouses of candidates, election judges, serving as, exclusion, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.19

State elections campaign account allocations, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.31

Statements by, public support for other candidates, Minn. Statutes 2019 211B.13

Supporting, sheriff's employees, Minn. Statutes 2019 387.41

Unopposed candidates, public subsidies, ineligibility, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.31

Vacancies in congress or legislature, Minn. Statutes 2019 204D.20 to 2019 204D.23

Vacancies in nomination

Campaign practices violators, appointment, Minn. Statutes 2019 211A.10, 2019 211B.18, 2019 609B.144, 2019 609B.146

Certificates of nomination, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.13, 2019 204B.44

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.13

Municipal elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 205.065, 2019 205.13

Nonpartisan offices, procedures, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.131

School district elections, Minn. Statutes 2019 205A.03

Violations and penalties

Campaign practices

Financial reports, failure to file, Minn. Statutes 2019 211A.05

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 211B.19

Inducements for candidacy, Minn. Statutes 2019 211B.10

Violations, conviction, Minn. Statutes 2019 211A.09, 2019 211B.17, 2019 609B.143

Violators, appointments, Minn. Statutes 2019 211A.10, 2019 211B.18, 2019 609B.144, 2019 609B.146

Canvassing boards, serving on, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.31, 2019 205A.10

False oaths, perjury, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.07

Ineligibility for public office, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.10, 2019 609B.141

Multiple candidacy, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04

Nominating petitions, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04, 2019 205A.06

Political party candidates, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.04

Voting, assistance, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.15

Voting

Assisting with, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.15

Challengers, appointment, Minn. Statutes 2019 204C.07

Eligibility, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.06

Websites, election-related, Minn. Statutes 2019 10.60

Withdrawals

Affidavits, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.12, 2019 204B.13, 2019 204D.23, 2019 205A.06

Generally, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.12

Write-in candidates

Affidavits and petitions, filing, Minn. Statutes 2019 204B.09

State elections campaign account allocations, Minn. Statutes 2019 10A.31

Write-in voting, see WRITE-IN VOTING