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Exhibits to be introduced by the Office of the Secretary of State at the hearing, June 18, 2018, 9:30 AM at the Office of Administrative Hearings.

Hearing Documents

Administrative Law Judge Report

Order Adopting Rules

Proposed Rules Governing Presidential Nominating Primary and Amendment of Rules Governing Election Administration, Voter Registration, Petitions, Absentee Ballots, Election Judge Training Program, and Ballot Preparation, Minnesota Rules, 8200, 8205, 8210, 8240, and 8250; OAH Docket Number: 71-9019-34528, Revisor ID R-04487

The Office of the Secretary of State intends to adopt rules related to the Presidential Nomination Primary and adopt proposed amendments relating to election administration.

In 2016, the Minnesota Legislature passed a law creating a presidential nomination primary system in Minnesota beginning in 2020. As part of that legislation, the Office of Secretary of State was granted rulemaking authority in order to provide the procedures to implement the presidential nomination primary. The rulemaking authority went into effect July 1, 2017. Although this rulemaking primarily governs the administration of the presidential nomination primary, the Office is also proposing a few small changes to other administrative rules governing elections.

The Dual Notice and supporting materials are as follows:

Comments received by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

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  • You have until 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, to submit written comment in support of or in opposition to the proposed rules or any part or subpart of the rules. Your comment must be in writing and received by the agency contact person by the due date. Comment is encouraged. Your comments should identify the portion of the proposed rules addressed, the reason for the comment, and any change proposed. You are encouraged to propose any change that you desire. Any comments that you have about the legality of the proposed rules must also be made during this comment period.
  • Submit any comments or questions on the rules or written requests for a public hearing to the agency contact person. The agency contact person is: Bibi Black at the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Saint Paul, MN 55155; Phone 651-201-1326; Email bibi.black@state.mn.us. TTY users may call the Office of Secretary of State at 711.

 

All material related to these proposed amendments are available to request and can also be made available in an alternative format, such as large print, Braille, or audio.

To make a request, contact:
Office of the Secretary of State
Bibi Black, Legal Advisor
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-1326
Fax: 651-215-0682
Email: bibi.black@state.mn.us
TTY users may call the Office through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711.



Presidential Primary and Election Administration Rulemaking 2017

Promulgation of Rules Governing Presidential Primary Election Administration and the Possible Amendment of Rules Governing Election Administration, Voter Registration, Petitions, Absentee Ballots, Voting System Testing, Optical Scan Voting Systems, Recounts, Election Judge Training Program, Ballot Preparation and Redistricting, Minnesota Rules, 8200, 8205, 8210, 8220, 8230, 8235, 8240, 8250 and 8255; Revisor’s ID Number R-04487

Initial Request for Comments

The Office of the Secretary of State is requesting comments on possible rules governing the administration of the presidential primary election as well as soliciting input as to whether changes should be made to other administrative rules governing election administration.  The Request for Comments was published in the July 24, 2017 State Register. Please see the full Request for Comments for details about the rulemaking and rulemaking process: Request for Comments [PDF]

Please submit any suggestions you or your organization may have on or before September 25, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.  While not part of the official rulemaking record, comments and suggestions will be considered by the Office as the Office decides what to include in any proposed rules or amendments to the rules.

Written comments, questions, and requests for more information on these possible rules should be directed to: Julie Strother, Government Relations Director at the Office of the Secretary of State, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Saint Paul MN 55155, 651-296-9073 (FAX), 651-201-1342 (Office) or julie.strother@state.mn.us. TTY users may call the Office at 711. 

Elections Rulemaking 2015-2016

Proposed Amendments to Permanent Rules Relating to Elections

Including proposed amendments to rules governing elections, including the rules relating to: Voter Registration, Petitions, Absentee Ballots, Optical Scan Voting Systems and Ballot Preparation, Minnesota Rules, Chapters 8200, 8205, 8210, 8230, and 8250; and proposed repeal of and Proposed Repeal of Minnesota Rules, parts 8200.0800; 8210.0600, subpart 2; 8210.0730, subparts 1, 3, and 4; 8230.4360; 8255.0020; and 8255.0025.

Comments received by the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State

All material related to these proposed amendments are available to request and can also be made available in an alternative format, such as large print, Braille, or audio.

To make a request, contact:
Office of the Secretary of State
Julie Strother
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard 
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-1342
Fax: 651-215-0682 
Email: julie.strother@state.mn.us

TTY users may call the Office through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711.


Initial Request for Comments

Including possible amendments to rules governing elections, including the rules relating to: Voter Registration, Petitions, Absentee Ballots, Optical Scan Voting Systems, Recounts, Election Judge Training Program and Ballot Preparation, Minnesota Rules, Chapters 8200, 8205, 8210, 8230, 8235, 8240 and 8250.

The Office of Secretary of State has published a Request for Comments for a possible rulemaking relating to the Administrative Rules governing Elections.  The Office is soliciting input as to whether changes should be made to the Administrative Rules, especially input as to whether any changes should be made beyond those necessary to reflect recent statutory changes.

Please submit any suggestions you or your organization may have on or before August 28, 2015.  While not part of the official rulemaking record, suggestions will be considered by the Office as the Office decides what to include in any proposed amendments to the Rules.

Please see the full Request for Comments for details about the rulemaking process: Request for Comments [PDF]

Written comments, questions and requests for more information on these possible rules should be directed to: Julie Strother, Government Relations Director at the Office of the Secretary of State, 180 State Office Building, 100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Saint Paul MN 55155, 651-296-9073 (FAX), 651-201-1342 (Office) or julie.strother@state.mn.us. TTY users may call the Office at 711.

 

Safe at Home Rulemaking

Proposed Amendments to Permanent Rules Governing Safe at Home, Minnesota Rules, Chapter 8290

The Office of Secretary of State has begun a rulemaking process related to the Safe at Home program. Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 14.366 (2014) requires each agency to maintain a current, public rulemaking docket.

 

Request for Comments

Request for Comments on Rules Governing Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program
Additional Notice Plan Letter to Chief Judge Tammy Pust (Request for Comments on Rules Governing Safe at Home Address Confidentiality Program)


Dual Notice

All materials are available to request and can also be made available in an alternative format, such as large print, Braille, or audio.

 

To make a request, contact:

Office of the Secretary of State
Julie Strother
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-1342
Fax: 651-215-0682
Email: julie.strother@state.mn.us

TTY users may call the Office through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711

 

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Proposed Amendments to Permanent Rules Relating to Elections (2013-2014)

Including proposed amendments to rules governing elections, including the rules relating to: Voter Registration, Petitions, Absentee Ballots, Optical Scan Voting Systems, Recounts, Election Judge Training Program and Ballot Preparation, Minnesota Rules, Chapters 8200, 8205, 8210, 8230, 8235, 8240 and 8250.

All material related to these proposed amendments are available to request and can also be made available in an alternative format, such as large print, Braille, or audio.

To make a request, contact:

Office of the Secretary of State
Julie Strother
180 State Office Building
100 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard
Saint Paul, MN 55155
Phone: 651-201-1342
Fax: 651-215-0682
Email: julie.strother@state.mn.us

TTY users may call the Office through the Minnesota Relay Service at 711.

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