The Office of the Secretary of State is currently seeking comments and ideas on possible rules regarding the presidential primary election and general elections administration.
(Published Jul 31, 2017)
The Office of the Secretary of State (OSS) is requesting comments on possible rules governing the administration of the presidential primary election as well as soliciting input as to whether changes should be made to other administrative rules governing elections administration.
The OSS is considering rules that may prescribe:
For more information on the 2016 law establishing a presidential primary, visit the Office of the Secretary of State website.
If cities have suggestions for rules either related to the administration of the presidential primary in 2020 or general elections administration, please submit them directly to the OSS on or before Sept. 25, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. While not part of the official rulemaking record, comments and suggestions will be considered by the OSS as the OSS decides what to include in any proposed rules or amendments to the rules.
The OSS plans on submitting a draft of rule changes in the fall, at which point the League will submit formal commentary on the proposed changes. This will be a part of the offical rulemaking record.
Written comments, questions, and requests for more information on these possible rules should be directed to: Julie Strother, Government Relations Director at the Office of the Secretary of State, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, St. Paul MN 55155, (651) 296-9073 (fax), (651) 201-1342 (phone) or firstname.lastname@example.org. TTY users may call the office at 711. Additional information about rulemaking and the current rulemaking docket can be found on the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s rulemaking webpage.
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