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Federal and state offices, except for judicial offices, are partisan offices. You must include a political party name when filing for the office. A candidate who has not filed as Independence, Democratic-Farmer-Labor, or Republican must also submit a nominating petition.
If the candidate receives contributions or makes disbursements of more than $750, an initial finance report must be filed within 14 days of receiving or disbursing the $750.
During a year when the candidate’s name is on the ballot at least three finance reports must be filed:
10 days before the Primary 10 days before the General 30 days after the General Annual reports are required by January 31 of each year following an election until a final financial report is filed.
A Certification of Filing must be filed no later than 7 days after the General Election. The certification states that all required financial reports have been submitted.
M.S. 211B.045 Noncommerical Signs Exemption: In any municipality with an ordinance that regulates the size of noncommercial signs, notwithstanding the provisions of that ordinance, all noncommercial signs of any size may be posted from August 1 in a state general election year until ten days following the state general election. Dakota County has policies governing the placing of signs on rights-of-way and municipalities may have their own ordinances.
A supplementary statement must be filed on April 15th of each year the individual remains in office.