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.
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 online, download 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.