-Ballot Inclusiveness
Ballot Inclusiveness 2018-12-20T14:33:17+00:00

A PROPOSED BILL TO REVISE MINNESOTA POLITICAL PARTY DEFINITIONS AND PETITIONING CRITERIA FOR BALLOT ACCESS INCLUSIVENESS

SYNOPSIS

This is a comprehensive set of proposals to modernize Minnesota’s statutory definitions of Major and Minor political parties, which encompass a revision of arbitrary petitioning requirements, percentages, and timelines that as currently written, sustain exclusivity to ballot access.

Goals are to bring Minnesota’s prohibitive standards in-line with neighboring states and to eliminate unconstitutional and outdated requirements while harmonizing the various statutes. This will also allow political parties and candidates the ability to opt out of partisan designations.

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