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Fair Campaign Practices

Minnesota Statutes Chapter 211B is the Minnesota Fair Campaign Practices Act and it applies to candidates for federal, statewide, legislative, judicial or local office including special districts, school districts, townships, home rule cities, charter cities, statutory cities, and counties. It also applies to committees acting to influence the nomination, election, or defeat of a candidate or to promote or defeat a ballot question.

The Minnesota Campaign Manual contains Minnesota Statutes Chapter 211B plus other related campaign information.

The Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) has jurisdiction over Chapter 211B and hears all complaints related to to Chapter 211B. See OAH's Fair Campaign Practices webpage for information about the complaint process and past decisions which may provide guidance. The phone number for OAH is 651-361-7900.

Links to selected OAH determinations:

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