Elections

The Minnesota House Subcommittee on Elections is meeting remotely at 9:45 a.m. today (Wednesday, April 8, 2020) for an informational hearing on a bill “authorizing the secretary of state to issue emergency orders related to the conduct of an election during certain peacetime emergencies; appropriating money from the Help America…

Source: Minnesota House of Representatives Public Information Services Republicans retained control of the Minnesota House of Representatives on Election Day, enlarging their majority by three seats to 76-57. Minnesota voters also appear to have handed control of the Senate to Republicans, giving the party full legislative control for the first…

The Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 2381/HF 2688) is still awaiting action on the House Floor. Without action, this bill will go nowhere and school boards will still have to comply with having special election to fill a board vacancy. Without passage of the Elections Bill, school districts across the state…

School board members will be pleased to hear that the Minnesota Senate passed the Senate Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 2381) Tuesday on a 37-26 vote. The bill provides the ability for school boards to fill a board vacancy by appointing an individual to sit on the board until the next general…

Today was the beginning of the much-anticipated 2016 legislative session. The House released a number of pre-filed bills earlier this year and the Senate released 185 bills today. MSBA members have been gearing up for the session throughout February with the 14 Days of Advocacy campaign. The two bills highlighted…

The Omnibus Elections Bill (SF 455) was signed into law by Gov. Mark Dayton on May 22. One of the more complicated provisions is the new requirements for filling a school board vacancy with more than one year left in the term. If you have a vacancy you will want to…

The Minnesota House of Representatives is scheduled to take action on HF 1365 on Wednesday (May 13) afternoon. This bill would change the state’s primary election from August to June. Moving the primary election into June will NOT be good for schools or any nonpartisan race. For districts with a primary…

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