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Voter Registration and Information

2020 General Election Only:  The Secretary of State will mail an Absentee Ballot to every Minnesotan registered to vote 40 days before Election Day.  No witness is required to complete the absentee ballot in 2020.  Mail your ballot early, no later than October 27, 2020.  You are not required to complete the Absentee Ballot - you can still vote on Election Day if you choose.

Register to vote or change your voter registration online, learn about day-of-election voting requirements, obtain sample ballots, and locate where to cast your ballot ... and more at the Minnesota Secretary of State's website:

1-877-600-VOTE (8683)

MN Relay Service: 711

Secretary of Steve Simon Discusses Elections with Students, September 2020

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Early Voting

September 18 - November 2

Help our poll workers and postal workers by mailing your ballot early.

You can vote early: 

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Paul Linell, Anoka County Elections Manager, Demonstrates How Absentee Ballots Are Processed, August 2020

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Election Calendar - 2020

January 17, 2020

Absentee voting begins for Presidential Nomination Primary Election

February 11, 2020

Special Election - Anoka County Commissioner District 6 and City of Lino Lakes

Last day to pre-register for Presidential Nomination Primary Election

February 25, 2020

Precinct Caucuces

Precinct Caucuses - What to Know

March 2, 2020

Last day for absentee voting for Presidential Nomination Primary Election

March 3, 2020

Presidential Nomination Primary Election day

Presidential Primary Fact Sheet


June 26, 2020

Absentee voting begins for Primary Election

July 21, 2020

Last day to pre-register for Primary Election

August 10, 2020

Last day for in-person absentee voting for Primary Election

August 11, 2020

Primary Election Day


September 18, 2020

Absentee voting begins for General Election

October 13, 2020

Last day to pre-register for General Election

November 2, 2020

Last day for in-person absentee voting for General Election

November 3, 2020

General Election Day

November 10, 2020 

Last day for ballots be received at the County Election Offices.

December 14, 2020

Electoral College meets.  Final count of votes must be completed.

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More Election Video

Anoka Residents Tell Us Why They Vote

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Elections During a Global Pandemic - Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon and Anoka County Elections Manager Paul Linnell, July 2020

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The Presidential Primary - Anoka County Elections Manager Paul Linnell, January 2020

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