The petitions below are filed by candidates--read the details below about which of them might apply for a particular candidate or office.
Before printing out a petition form or collecting signatures, consult the specific rules about:
Petition in Place of Filing FeeAt the time of filing an Affidavit of Candidacy a candidate may present a Petition in Place of Filing Fee. The number of signatures depends on the office sought: (Minn. Stat. 204B.11)
This petition must be filed during the filing period. The signatures may be gathered prior to the filing period for this particular petition. (Reiter vs. Kiffmeyer, A06-1508)
Nominating PetitionsA Candidate who is not running as a member of a Major Political Party (defined in Minn. Stat. 200.02, subd. 7) must file by Nominating Petition to have his or her name placed on the General Election Ballot. At the present time, the only Major Political Parties in Minnesota are the Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party and the Republican Party. The number of signatures required on a Nominating Petition depends on the office sought: (Minn. Stat. 204B.08, subd. 3)
The signatures must be obtained and the Nominating Petition must be filed during the filing period.
Combined Nominating Petition and Petition in Place of Filing FeeThis petition must state that it is for both the purpose of nominating the candidate and to allow the candidate to file the petition in place of the filing fee. (Minn. Stat. 204B.11). The number of signatures required on this petition is the same as the number of signatures for a Nominating Petition. (Minn. Stat. 204B.07)
The signatures must be obtained and this Petition must be filed during the filing period.
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