National Elector Application

Are you interested in running to be one of Minnesota’s 10 National Electors? If President Trump wins Minnesota in November, we will need 10 volunteers to go to St. Paul and cast our 10 electoral votes.

The below candidates are running for two national elector and two alternate elector positions at the State Convention on May 17 – 18: 

– Tom Polachek (CD 4)

– Michael Cummins (CD 8)

– Brien Martin (CD 3) 

– Michael Casey (CD 4) 

Read the applicable MN state statutes below:

208.03 MS 1957 [Repealed, 1959 c 675 art 13 s 1]

208.03 NOMINATION OF PRESIDENTIAL ELECTORS AND ALTERNATES.

Presidential electors and alternates for the major political parties of this state shall be nominated by delegate conventions called and held under the supervision of the respective state central committees of the parties of this state. At least 71 days before the general election day the chair of the major political party shall certify to the secretary of state the names of the persons nominated as presidential electors, the names of persons nominated as alternate presidential electors, and the names of the party candidates for president and vice president. The chair shall also certify that the party candidates for president and vice president have no affidavit on file as a candidate for any office in this state at the ensuing general election.

History: 1959 c 675 art 9 s 3; 1979 c 251 s 2; 1981 c 29 art 7 s 38; 1981 c 217 s 1; 1986 c 444; 1986 c 475 s 20; 2005 c 156 art 6 s 57; 2010 c 184 s 41; 2010 c 201 s 77; 2012 c 250 s 2; 2015 c 70 art 2 s 3

Read the applicable MN GOP constitutional provisions below:

ARTICLE VI State Convention

SECTION 8: Presidential Electors.

    1. Presidential Electors shall be nominated by the State Convention in the year of each Presidential election as follows: (i) two (2) Presidential Electors shall be nominated at-large by the State Convention Delegates in accordance with the rules of the State Convention; and (ii) each Congressional District shall place in nomination one (1) Presidential Elector (a Congressional District Elector-Nominee) as provided in Article VII, Section 3, who shall be nominated by the affirmative vote of the State Convention, in accordance with the Rules of the State Convention.

    2. Each Congressional District shall report to the State Convention the name of that Congressional District’s Congressional District Elector-Nominee in the manner provided in the Rules of the State Convention.

    3. If a Congressional District fails to select a Congressional District Elector-Nominee or a Congressional District Elector-Nominee is unable or unwilling to serve as a Presidential Elector prior to being nominated by the State Convention, a substitute Congressional District Elector- Nominee shall be placed in nomination in accordance with the Constitution or Bylaws of the Congressional District. If no provision exists in the Congressional District’s Constitution or Bylaws for a substitute Congressional District Elector-Nominee, the Presidential Elector to be placed in nomination by that Congressional District shall instead be nominated by the State Convention Delegates in the manner provided for an at-large Presidential Elector as set forth above.

    4. No person shall be nominated a Presidential Elector unless that person has been selected as a Congressional District Elector-Nominee or nominated at-large as provided herein.

    5. If any Presidential Elector that has been nominated by the State Convention is unable or unwilling to serve after the state convention, the state executive committee shall nominate a replacement from the geographic body that nominated the original Presidential Elector.

ARTICLE VII Congressional District Conventions

SECTION 3: Presidential Elector Nominees.

    1. In each Presidential election year, each Congressional District shall be entitled to place in nomination one (1) person to be that Congressional District’s Congressional District Presidential Elector-Nominee. A Congressional District Presidential Elector-Nominee may be selected by: (a) the affirmative vote of the Congressional District’s Delegates at the Congressional District Convention held in a Presidential election year in accordance with the rules of the District Convention; or (b) by that Congressional District’s District Convention Delegates in the manner provided in the Congressional District’s constitution.

    2. Each Congressional District Elector-Nominee shall be reported to the State Convention and nominated by the State Convention as provided in Article VI, Section 8 of this Constitution.

If you are interested in being elected as a national elector at your congressional district convention, please reach out to your congressional district chair. Each CD has their own procedures and regulations. 

CD 1 - [email protected]

CD 2 - [email protected]

CD 3 - [email protected]

CD 4 - [email protected]

CD 5 - [email protected]

CD 6 - [email protected]

CD 7 - [email protected]

CD 8 - [email protected]

If you are interested in being elected at the state convention in May, please complete the application below and email it to Anna Mathews, executive director, at [email protected] with “National Elector Application” in the subject line before Tuesday, April 30th at 11:59 PM. Applications received after 11:59 PM on April 30th will not be accepted.

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