Candidate resources

We describe the key resources that people use when running for office.

Candidate information packet

For each election year, we produce a candidate information packet.  The packet:

  • Summarizes elections laws
  • Lists important election dates
  • Shares helpful contact information

Download the candidate packet

Campaign finance rules

Learn about campaign finance laws and how to file campaign finance reports:

Hennepin County Elections

Hennepin County provides campaign finance reports and other information for candidates.

Read campaign finance reports

Minnesota Campaign Finance Board

The Minnesota Campaign Finance Board publishes reports and news for candidates and voters.

Read board reports

Federal Election Commission

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) offers campaign finance guides for candidates.

Read FEC guides

Election Day regulations

Voter registration

To help voters register to vote, candidates can:


Contact us

Elections & Voter Services





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