Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 5: Election Procedures

Handbook Chapter

Published: August 20, 2020

Election Procedures
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Outlines election procedures, notices, ballot requirements, qualifications and training of election judges, voting and counting procedures. Links to forms from the Secretary of State. Discusses voter residency and eligibility, absentee voting and voter registration; eligibility for city office, how candidates file and withdraw, campaign finance reporting and fair campaign practices. Describes where and when campaign signs can be posted.