Elections

2020 Elections

Primary Election - Tuesday, August 11, 2020

General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020

The 2020 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. 3, 2020.  Coon Rapids voters will elect Councilmembers in Wards 1, 2, 4, and a Councilmember At Large at the November General Election. 

Terms for these Council positions are four years beginning Jan.1, 2021 and ending Dec. 31, 2024.

People interested in running for office must file an affidavit of candidacy. The filing period will be May 19, 2020 through June 2, 2020. 

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, however, City buildings are currently closed to the public due to the Governor’s Stay at Home Order. You can, however, email the Affidavit of Candidacy to the City Clerk and pay the $10 filing fee by credit card over the phone by calling 763-755-2880.

Candidate Filing Materials

Complete Candidate Filing Packet with City Council Orientation Materials (158 page PDF)

City Council Orientation Manual  (39 page PDF, but this is also included in the Complete Candidate Filing Packet)

Affidavit of Candidacy (8 page PDF) (This is what needs to be submitted to the City Clerk by June 2, 2020 along with a $10 filing fee).

Questions

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. 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