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Campaign finance

We are the filing office for certain principal candidate committees, political committees and political funds. Learn how to register your committee and file campaign finance reports here.

Our campaign finance reporting is governed by Minnesota Statute (MS) 383B.041 to MS 383B.058, as well as sections of MS 211A and MS 211B.

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

Committees required to file with Hennepin County

The following committees and funds file campaign finance reports with us. 

Principal candidate committees

  • County offices in Hennepin County
  • City offices in Bloomington, Brooklyn Park and Minneapolis
  • School district offices in Minneapolis

Political funds and political committees

  • That contribute to the campaign committees listed above
  • Whose major purpose is to influence a county wide or city ballot issues for the cities listed above

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Each committee must have a treasurer who completes and submits the financial reports. Submit reports by mail, email or fax.

Register or amend a committee

A committee must register within 14 days of spending or receiving more than $100.

Who must report

All registered Bloomington candidate committees.

Report forms

Registered Bloomington candidate committees whose candidate is on the ballot must complete the pre-general report.

All registered Bloomington candidate committees must complete the annual report.

Detailed information on how to complete forms can be found in report instructions (DOC).

Each committee must have a treasurer who completes and submits the financial reports. Submit reports by mail, email or fax.

Register or amend a committee

A committee must register within 14 days of spending or receiving more than $100.

Who must report

All registered Brooklyn Park candidate committees.

Report forms

All registered candidate committees whose candidate is on the Special election ballot for Brooklyn Park Mayor are required to complete the following special election reports.

All registered Brooklyn Park candidate committees are required to complete the annual report.

Detailed information on how to complete forms can be found in report instructions (DOC).

Each committee must have a treasurer who completes and submits the financial reports. Submit reports by mail, email or fax.

Register or amend a committee

A committee must register within 14 days of spending or receiving more than $100.

Who must report

All registered candidate committees for Hennepin County, Minneapolis city and Minneapolis school district offices.

Report forms

All registered candidate committees whose candidate is on the ballot are required to complete the following reports.

All registered committees are required to complete the annual report.

Detailed information on how to complete forms can be found in report instructions (DOC).

Each committee must have a treasurer who completes and submits the financial reports. Submit reports by mail, email or fax.

Register or amend a committee

A committee must register within 14 days of spending or receiving more than $100.

Who must report

All registered political funds and political committees.

Report forms

All registered political funds and political committees are required to complete the following reports.

Detailed information on how to complete forms can be found in report instructions (DOC).

These apply 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 $1,000 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 $600 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 $1,000

Bloomington – up to $600

Brooklyn Park – up to $600

Non-election year

Minneapolis – up to $250 for all offices

Hennepin County – up to $250

Bloomington – up to $250

Brooklyn Park – up to $250

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, political committees, and candidate committees whose candidate is not on the primary or general ballot as well as annual reports for all registered political funds, committees, and candidate committees.

If you 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.
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