Elections

Certificate of Election, Secretary of State materials, Oath of Office, resolutions, guides

Minnesota Secretary of State Website
Election Administration Secretary of State Forms & Publications
Affidavit of Candidacy Affidavit of Candidacy from Minnesota’s Secretary of State Office.
Campaign Financial Report Campaign Financial Report from Minnesota’s Secretary of State Office.
2021 Absentee Ballot Application from Minnesota’s Secretary of State Office.

EL1000A-Certificate-of-Election-November.pdf (Document: EL 1000A)
Certificate of Election template. (1 page) (Revised: November 2020)

EL1000B-Certificate-of-Election-March.pdf (Document: EL 1000B)
Certificate of Election template. (1 page) (Revised: November 2020)

EL1100-Certificate-of-Appointment-to-Fill-Town-Supervisor-Vacancy.pdf (Document: EL 1100)
Certificate of Supervisor Appointment template. (1 page) (Revised: November 2020)

EL1200-Certificate-of-Appointment-to-Fill-Town-Clerk-or-Treasurer-Vacancy.pdf (Document: EL 1200)
Certificate of Town Clerk or Treasurer Appointment template. (1 page) (Revised: November 2020)

EL1300-Certificate-of-Appointment-for-Deputy-Town-Clerk-1.pdf (Document: EL 1300)
Certificate of Appointment of Deputy Town Clerk template. (1 page) (Revised: June 2020)

EL1350-Certificate-of-Appointment-for-Deputy-Town-Treasurer-1.pdf (Document: EL 1350)
Certificate of Appointment of Deputy Town Treasurer template. (1 page) (Revised: June 2020)

EL2000-oath-of-office.pdf (Document: EL 2000)
Oath of Office template. (2 pages meant to be printed back to back) (Reviewed: May 2019)

EL3000-Campaign-Financial-Report_Certification-of-Filing.pdf (Document: EL 3000)
Campaign Financial Report / Certification of Filing Template. (1 page) (Reviewed: November 2020)

EL4000-Guide-to-Adopting-November-Elections.pdf (Document: EL 4000)
A general overview of the procedure to move the town’s election to November. Includes a sample resolution. (4 pages) (Revised: June 2021)

EL4100-Guide-to-Returning-to-March-Elections.pdf (Document: EL 4100)
A general overview of the procedure to move the town’s election back to March. (3 pages) (Revised: June 2021)

EL4200-Guide-to-Adopting-6-Year-Terms.pdf (Document: EL 4200)
A general overview of the procedure to change supervisors’ terms to 6 years. (3 Pages) (Revised June 2021)

EL-5000-Resolution-on-Polling-Place-One-Place.pdf (Document: EL 5000)
Resolution adopting one polling place for the township annually. (1 page) (Produced November 2020)

EL-5100-Resolution-on-Polling-Place-Two-Places.pdf (Document: EL 5100)
Resolution adopting more than one polling place – one for township elections and one for state and federal elections — for the township annually. (1 page) (Produced November 2020)

EL5200-Resolution-on-Polling-Place-Mail-Ballot.pdf (Document: EL 5200)
Resolution designating polling place for towns that conduct their elections by mail ballot – either all elections or only state and federal elections. (2 pages) (Produced November 2020)

EL6000-Election-Judge-Wages-Flowchart-2020.pdf (Document Number EL 6000)
How to deal with compensation paid to election workers: categories include wage earner (citizen or town officer) income thresholds, taxes due (Social Security and Medicare) and end of year reporting (W-2s) (2 pages) (Revised: February 2020)

EL7000-Board-of-Canvass.pdf (Document Number EL 7000)
Information on the town board serving as the Board of Canvass after township elections. Sample agenda and Election Summary included. (6 pages) (Revised: December 2020)

EL8000-Resolution-Adopting-Mail-Balloting.pdf (Document Number EL 8000)

A sample resolution for your town to adopt mail balloting (1 Page) (Revised: May 2020)

EL9000-Resolution-Appointing-Election-Judges.pdf (Document Number EL 9000)

A sample resolution appointing election judges for the town election (2 Pages) (Revised: July 2020)