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Campaigning


Fair Campaign Practices

All candidates, campaigns and committees in Minnesota must follow Minnesota's laws on Fair Campaign Practices. These laws and related case law are found in the Campaign Manual and its additions.

Violations of Fair Campaign Practices can be submitted to the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH). The OAH website has information about how to file a complaint and the Administrative Law Archive with all past decisions.

Candidates frequently ask about certain topics related to Fair Campaign Practices—see the following links for more information on:

The Office of the Secretary of State cannot interpret the law for candidates or campaigns.

Campaign Finance

Campaigns and candidates are often required to make information public about the money they raise and spend. These laws about campaign finance vary, depending on the office:

Campaigns frequently ask about these topics related to campaign finance:

Voter Information Requests

Campaigns often use lists of voter information as part of their campaign activities. This information is only available to registered Minnesota voters for purposes related to elections and political activities.

Other Data and Maps are available.