Elections

The City Clerk’s office is available to answer your questions about voter registration, absentee voting and elections.  The City Clerk administers city, state and federal elections.

2016 Elections

  • Primary Election – Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 (Polls open - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
    Pre-registration deadline –  Tuesday, July 19, 2016

    See Primary Election Results Here
  • General Election – Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 (Polls open - 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
    Pre-registration deadline –Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The 2016 elections will include various federal, state, county, judicial and local offices.  

Municipal Election
In conjunction with the State General Election, Coon Rapids will hold its municipal election Nov. 8, 2016.  Coon Rapids voters will elect Councilmembers in Ward 1, 2, 4, and a Councilmember At Large at the November General Election. Terms for these Council positions are four years beginning Jan.1, 2017 and ending Dec. 31, 2020.

People interested in running for office must file an affidavit of candidacy. The filing period will be May 17, 2016 through May 31, 2016. 

To file for office, an individual must meet the following requirements:

  • At least 21 years of age upon assuming office;
  • Reside within the ward for at least 30 days before the general election; Mayor is elected City-wide; and
  • Eligible to vote (citizen of U.S., residence in MN for 20 days, not convicted of a felony without having civil rights restored, not under guardianship of the person where have not retained the right to vote, not found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote);
  • Not filed for the same or any other office at the upcoming primary or general election.

Candidates must file an Affidavit of Candidacy and pay a $10 filing fee with the City Clerk's office at City Hall, 11155 Robinson Drive, Coon Rapids, MN 55433.  Office hours are 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

For more information, contact City Clerk, Joan Lenzmeier, 763-767-6493

For more information, please contact any of the following voting resources:

Minnesota Secretary of State
651-215-1440

Anoka County Elections
763-323-5275

Minnesota League of Women Voters
651-224-5445