Absentee Voting Information

If you're unable to vote on Election Day then you may want to vote by absentee ballot.

Anyone who wishes to vote may do so by absentee ballot beginning 46 days before Election Day.

For 2016 the State Primary, absentee voting opens at Coon Rapids City Hall on Friday, June 24, 2016 through Monday August 8, 2016.  Absentee voting for the State General Election opens on Friday, September 23, 2016 and closes on Monday, November 7, 2016. 

Minnesota voters can now request an absentee ballot online at mnvotes.org through the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. The service allows voters to apply for an absentee ballot quickly and easily without the need to print, scan forms and return by mail, fax or email.

Absentee Ballots for Military and Overseas Voters

Persons living abroad or who are in the military can go to the Minnesota Votes website to obtain more absentee ballot information. 

Absentee Ballots for Regular Voters 
Absentee voters can cast their ballot in two ways:

1. Vote in person at Coon Rapids City Hall

During regular hours:
Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

During the extended hours listed below:
Dates in 2016                       Days of the Week                       Extended Voting Hours
Aug. 6                                    Saturday                                      10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Aug. 8                                    Monday                                        8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Nov. 5                                    Saturday                                      10 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Nov. 7                                    Monday                                        8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
2. Absentee Voting by Mail
All absentee voters must first complete an absentee ballot application. Fill out the application onlinedownload and print the application and complete by hand, or call the Anoka County Elections office at 763-323-5275 to have an application sent to you by mail. Return your application as early as possible by any of the following methods:

  Mail: Anoka County Elections, 325 East Main Street, Suite W130, Anoka, MN 55303

An absentee ballot will be mailed to you within two business days. The absentee ballot will contain voting instructions and a return envelope. Be sure to follow the absentee instructions very carefully and return the ballot as soon as possible.