If you run in the primary for either political party you will only have to
pay the registration fee. The registration fee can be gotten around with a
hardship petition, rules are on the Sec. of States office. These rules apply to
running for a Major Party such as the DFL, GOP, or IP. If you run as and
independent candidate or for any of the minor Parties such as the GREEN Party
you will have to do the petition drive to get on the ballot.
As for the petitions that I have suggested we circulate at the State Fair,
I have enclosed two of them and can scan the third in if needed. Although a
booth would have been nice, working the fair in several teams of 2, promoting
and collecting signatures of support and e-mail addresses. The purpose of the
petition drive is 2 fold, first to gather signatures of support, and second to
gather their e-mail addresses to build a powerful base of volunteers for the
cause who we can, (empower), inform, and call upon for help when needed.
W. D. (Bill) Hamm