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.

Affidavit of Candidacy

People interested in running for office must file an affidavit of candidacy. The filing period takes place before a Primary Election. Dates will be posted when they become available for the next election.

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

  • Be 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

Anoka County Elections

Minnesota League of Women Voters