Office of the Secretary of State Seeks City Input on Rulemaking

The OSS is currently seeking comments on two different sets of rulemaking regarding the presidential primary and elections administration.
(Published Sep 16, 2019)

The Office of the Secretary of State (OSS) is seeking comments and input from elections administrators for two different sets of rulemaking—one regarding reimbursable items for the presidential nomination primary and one about general elections administration.

Presidential primary reimbursement to cities

The OSS is requesting comments on possible rules governing the categories of expenses eligible for local reimbursement for the presidential nomination primary. While not part of the official rulemaking record, comments and suggestions will be considered as the OSS decides what to include in any proposed rules or amendments to the rules.

This is an opportunity to send the OSS any ideas cities have about what should be reimbursable when administering the presidential primary. This does not guarantee all items will be included, but ideas and suggestions from those who will be administering the presidential primary are extremely valuable in this process.

The deadline to submit comments is 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 4.

—Learn more about the rulemaking and how to comment

Elections administration

The OSS is requesting comments on possible rules governing election administration, voter registration, petitions, absentee ballots, presidential nomination primary, voting system testing, optical scan voting systems, recounts, election judge training program, ballot preparation, and redistricting.

While not part of the official rulemaking record, comments and suggestions will be considered as the OSS decides what to include in any proposed rules or amendments to the rules.

The deadline to submit comments is 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.

—Learn more about the rulemaking and how to comment

For more information, contact OSS Government Relations Director Samm Bonawitz at samm.bonawitz@state.mn.us or (651) 201-1334.

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