Topic: Elections

Elections Omnibus Bill Headed to Governor

(Published May 19, 2015)

The conference committee report on the omnibus bill passed both the Senate and the House with unanimous support.

Senate Elections Omnibus Bill Passes off the Senate Floor

(Published May 12, 2015)

The bill passed the Senate 39-28 on a party line vote.

Bill To Move Many Special Elections to November Advances

(Published Mar 30, 2015)

Election changes under the bill could have significant unintended consequences for city and other local government projects.

Filing Fees Bill Scheduled for Two Senate Hearings

(Published Mar 16, 2015)

The League-sponsored bill would allow statutory cities to determine their own municipal candidate filing fees, which have not been changed since 1959.

Felon Voting Right Restoration Bill Clears Elections Committee

(Published Mar 9, 2015)

The bill would restore the right to vote to people convicted of a felony once they are no longer incarcerated.

Early Voting Legislation Clears First Senate Committee

(Published Feb 23, 2015)

The bill would allow voters to cast ballots 15 days prior to Election Day.

Committee to Hear Senate Elections Administration Bill on Feb. 10

(Published Feb 9, 2015)

The bill would eliminate the requirement that precinct boundaries follow "physically recognizable features."

Election Judge Party Affiliation Legislation Clears First Committee

(Published Feb 2, 2015)

The bill was referred to the Senate Rules Committee for presumed consideration in the Subcommittee on Elections.

Secretary of State Outlines Legislative Initiatives

(Published Jan 20, 2015)

At the top of his list is establishing a true early voting system in Minnesota.