Secretary of State Mark Ritchie named four jurists to serve with him on the State Canvassing Board, which will examine and certify the results of the state's primary election, to be held on Tuesday.
The panel will meet Aug. 21 to take action on the primary results. If recounts are necessary, the board will oversee them.
State law requires that the Secretary of State, two Minnesota Supreme Court justices and two district court judges serve on the board.
In addition to Ritchie, the members are Supreme Court justices Alan Page and Christopher Dietzen and District Court judges Rosanne Nathanson and David Higgs, both from the 2nd Judicial District in Ramsey County.
Rep. Erik Paulsen called for an independent investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election following President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, going further than many GOP lawmakers in the aftermath of a move that has roiled the Capitol over the last day.