The Political Contribution Refund (PCR) program has been reinstated effective Jan 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019.


What is the PCR?

The PCR is a program where any eligible MN voter may contribute up to $50 (or $100 per couple), once a calendar year, to a party unit or candidate for a state office (Governor, State Legislature), and have their contribution refunded by the MN Department of Revenue. Only contributions made on or after January 1, 2019 qualify for a refund under the program. Donations must be made by December 31, 2019!

Who qualifies for the PCR?

An individual qualifies if they are an eligible MN voter. They do not need to be a registered voter.

Is Senate District 46 a qualified organization for PCR?

Yes, SD46 qualifies. We are registered with the Campaign Finance Board. You will be refunded up to $50 for an individual (or $100 per coupon) for donations you make to SD46.

What do I do next?

  • Donate $50 to SD46 (or with your spouse donate $100!). You can donate online right now at donate now. We also accept checks (payable to ‘DFL Senate District 46’). Our mailing address is DFL Senate District 46, 5115 Excelsior Blvd., #227, St. Louis Park, MN 55416.
  • Within a couple weeks after you donate, you will receive a receipt from SD46.
  • Once you have your receipt, fill out the Political Contribution Refund Application and send it to Minnesota Department of Revenue, Political Contribution Refund, St. Paul, MN 55146-1800. Make sure to submit the application before December 31, 2019
  • If you contributed in 2018, you must submit your PCR receipt(s) by April 15, 2019 in order to be reimbursed for 2018.

  • You will receive your refund from the Minnesota Department of Revenue within a couple months.

Where can I go for further questions, or to get another copy of the Refund Application?

Click here for the Minnesota Department of Revenue Political Contribution Refund page. Or feel free to reach out to Peter Dyer, the SD46 Treasurer, 

Thank you for your support of Senate District 46 – your local DFL organization!

State PCR Link