DFL Party Documents

Constitution and Bylaws

The Bylaws to the Constitution of the DFL Party of Minnesota are intended to further define and explain the operating procedures of the party. The Bylaws can be added or amended by the State Central Committee or State Convention.

DFL Constitution and Bylaws (last amended in August 2017)

Official Call

The Official Call of the DFL Party of Minnesota presents and explains the process and procedures for the caucus and convention system for the two year cycle.

Official Call

Minnesota DFL Party Platform

Thank you for your interest in the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor party platform. The party platform consists of two main parts:

The Ongoing Platform: These statements embody the beliefs and principles of the Minnesota Democratic–Farmer–Labor Party. Each of these items has received at least a 60% affirmative vote at a DFL State Convention.

The Action Agenda: These statements lay out specific legislative and policy priorities for a two-year period.  Attendees at DFL precinct caucuses begin the process of building the Action Agenda by introducing resolutions at the biennial precinct caucuses. Each of the items in the Action Agenda has received a minimum 60% affirmative vote at a DFL State Convention. The State Convention may approve up to 100 items to include in the Action Agenda. If more than 100 items receive the required 60% approval, the 100 items that received the most votes are included in the Action Agenda.

The categories in each document are arranged alphabetically. The ordering of the points does not reflect rank or priority.

Party Policies

List Policy

The List Policy explains the rules regarding the distribution of lists and rosters that the party maintains. The policy was adopted for the purpose of helping elect DFL candidates to public office and for the purposes of ensuring equal and fair access to the party`s lists and other related information for all party units and candidates.

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party only provides lists and rosters in accordance with the current DFL List Policy. A register of the lists and rosters provided is kept by the DFL Secretary and the Party Affairs Director.

Sample Ballot Policy

The Sample Ballot Policy was developed to bring consistency to the use of the Official Sample Ballot.