By court order, absentee ballots must now arrive by Election Day to ensure they will be counted. Any ballots that come in after Election Day must be separated and may not be counted. Previously, a ballot that was postmarked Nov. 3 would still be counted so long as it arrived by Nov. 10.

If you still have an absentee ballot, please consider dropping it off at your city hall or at the Anoka County Government Center. All locations will be open on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. and on Monday until 5:00 P.M. The deadline to drop off on Election Day is 3:00 P.M. Otherwise you can vote early or vote at your polling place on Election Day. 

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2020 Elections

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.

Information on candidates who filed for office can be found on the Secretary of State’s website: mnvotes.org.


  • September 18, 2020 - In-person Absentee voting for the general election begins September 18 at either Coon Rapids City Hall or the Anoka County Elections Office. You may also vote by mail by using an absentee ballot. Request a ballot by mail by visiting mnvotes.org
  • October 27, 2020 - Voters wishing to vote early in person can place their ballot directly into the voting machine, rather than use absentee ballot envelopes, for one week prior to the general election. Direct balloting begins October 27 at City Hall.
  • November 3, 2020 - General Election Day. Your polling location is dependent on the address where you live. Polling locations are open for voting from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. 


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 orclerk@coonrapidsmn.gov.

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

Minnesota Secretary of State

Anoka County Elections

Minnesota League of Women Voters