Campaign finance

Hennepin County Elections is the filing office for principal candidate committees, political committees and political funds designated in Minnesota Statute 383B.041.

Find out how to register your committee and file campaign finance reports here.

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Reporting information for 3rd commissioner district special election

Due dates

The following dates and reports apply only to candidate committees (per Minnesota Statutes, sections 383B.041 – 383B.058) for the Hennepin County Commissioner District 3 special election. Information on that special election can be found on our Prepare to vote page.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Pre-special primary report - must be completed by:

  • All registered candidate committees for Hennepin County Commissioner District 3 whose candidate will be on the 2014 Special Primary and/or the 2014 Special Election Ballot

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pre-special election report - must be completed by:

  • All registered candidate committees for Hennepin County Commissioner District 3 whose candidate will be on the 2014 Special Primary and/or the 2014 Special Election Ballot

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Post-special election report - must be completed by

  • All registered candidate committees for Hennepin County Commissioner District 3 whose candidate will be on the 2014 Special Primary and/or the 2014 Special Election Ballot

Reporting forms

Reporting overview and current materials

Hennepin County campaign finance reporting is governed by Minnesota Statutes (MS) 383B.041-.058  and sections of MS 211A and MS 211B.

Each political committee must have a treasurer who completes and submits the financial reports.

Does my committee need to file with Hennepin County?

The following committees file campaign finance reports with Hennepin County

  • Principal candidate committees 
    • County offices in Hennepin County
    • Offices in the City of Minneapolis and Special School District No. 1
    • Offices in the City of Bloomington
    • Offices in the City of Brooklyn Park
  • Political committees and funds 
    • Which contribute to the campaign committees listed above
    • Whose major purpose is to influence a county wide or city ballot issue for the cities listed above

How to register a (or amend an existing) committee

How to submit campaign finance reports

Report due dates and late fees

2014 due dates

Per Minnesota Statutes, sections 383B.041 – 383B.058.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Pre-primary report - must be completed by:

  • All registered candidate committees for Hennepin County, Special School District #1, and the cities of Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, and Minneapolis whose candidate will be on the 2014 Primary and/or 2014 General Ballot
  • All registered political funds and political committees

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pre-general report - must be completed by:

  • All registered candidate committees for Hennepin County, Special School District #1, and the cities of Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, and Minneapolis whose candidate will be on the 2014 Primary and/or 2014 General Ballot
  • All registered political funds and political committees

Monday, February 2, 2015

Annual report - must be completed by

  • All registered candidate committees for Hennepin County, Special School District #1, and the cities of Bloomington, Brooklyn Park, and Minneapolis
  • All registered political funds and political committees

Late report filing fees

If you fail to file any statement or report within seven days after receiving a notice, we may impose a late filing fee of $5 per day, not to exceed $100, starting on the eighth day. (MS 383B.054, subd 5)

  • The above applies to pre-primary and pre-general reports for all registered political funds and committees as well as annual reports for all registered political funds, committees, and candidate committees.

If you fail to fail to file a pre-election campaign report within three days of the due date, regardless of whether you received a notice, we may impose a late filing fee of $50 per day, not to exceed $500, starting on the fourth day after the due date. (MS 383B.054, subd 5)

  • The above applies to all registered candidate committees whose candidate was on the primary and/or the general ballot.

Contribution limits

These apply only to campaigns for county elections in Hennepin County, city elections in Minneapolis, Bloomington,and Brooklyn Park and elections in Special School District No. 1, Minneapolis (Minnesota Statutes, section 211A.12).

Election year

  • Minneapolis — up to $500 for the following offices
    • Mayor
    • Board of Estimate & Taxation At Large Members
    • Park and Recreation Board At Large Commissioners
    • Special School District No. 1 At Large Directors
  • Minneapolis — up to $300 for the following offices
    • City Council Wards 1-13
    • Park Board 1-6
    • Special School District No. 1 Districts 1-6
  • Hennepin County — up to $500
  • Bloomington — up to $300
  • Brooklyn Park — up to $300

Non-election year

  • Minneapolis — up to $100 for all offices
  • Hennepin County — up to $100
  • Bloomington — up to $100
  • Brooklyn Park  — up to $100

Previous year campaign finance materials

If you are a treasurer for a "383B" campaign committee use the forms on this page to complete and submit your campaign finance reports for previous years.

Review the report filing instructions (DOC) and complete and submit the appropriate report(s).

2013 forms

2012 forms

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