Filing For Office in Anoka County

State, County, Municipal and School District Offices - 2022 Elections

2022 Anoka County Notice of Candidate Filing
*Candidate filings will be posted to the MN Secretary of State's candidate filing page shortly after they are received*
State and Judicial Offices: File at the Office of the Secretary of State or with the County Auditor of the county in which the candidate resides
Municipal/Township Offices: File at city/township hall 
School District Offices: File at school district office
More information on filing for State, City, Township, School District, and Special Offices can be found HERE at the Office of Secretary of State website. ​​

Qualifications for Office

ALL candidates must:
•Be at least 21 years of age upon assuming office;
​•Resident of the district for at least 30 days before the general election;
•Eligible to vote in Minnesota
•Not filed for the same or any other office at the upcoming primary or general election
•Candidates should also review additional qualifications for certain offices

Filing Period, Location and Fees For County, State*, and Judicial* Offices in Anoka County

*State and Judicial candidates must reside in Anoka County to file with Anoka County Elections
All Candidates must file their Affidavit of Candidacy during the filing period which runs from Tuesday, May 17, 2022 through Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Office hours are between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (exceptions: 1) the office is CLOSED on Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day; 2) filing will continue until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31). Candidates who will be absent from the state during the filing period may arrange with the Anoka County Office of Elections and Voter Registration to file prior to departure.
Filing Location: ​
​Anoka County Elections and Voter Registration
​​2100 3rd Ave, Suite W160 ​
​Anoka MN 55303
Filing Fee: 
Candidates must pay a filing fee at the time they file Affidavit of Candidacy. Candidates who provide the filing fee by check or other instrument for which sufficient funds are not available will have their names removed from the ballot and are liable for all costs incurred by election officials in removing their names from the ballot.​​​
Petition in Lieu of Filing Fee:
Candidates may file a petition in place of the filing fee. Sample forms and information about the number of required signatures on a petition that replaces the filing fee are available from the filing officer.
County Candidate Filing Packet
An electronic copy of the candidate filing packet for county offices is available by clicking here.
Hard copies will be available at the time of filing.

Affidavit of Candidacy

All candidates must file an Affidavit of Candidacy for office. Candidates must state that the name listed on their affidavit is their true name by which they are commonly known in the community. A candidate phone number is required. Affidavits must be signed in the presence of a notary or an individual authorized to administer oaths. Staff of the Anoka County Elections Office can perform this function free of charge.
Candidate Withdrawal
If after filing you decide you no longer wish to run for office, you must file an Affidavit of Withdrawal  no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2022. The names of all candidates who do not file an Affidavit of Withdrawal before the deadline will appear on the ballot – no exceptions. The filing fee is non-refundable.
Candidate Information
Candidates may choose to complete the Election Candidate Information Form  produced by the Secretary of State. Completion of the form is voluntary. If provided, the completed form will be posted on the website of the MN Secretary of State. Be advised that subsequent changes to that information may be made, but may not appear for 2-3 days after submission to this office. Please review all information carefully to ensure contact numbers, email addresses, etc. are correct at the time of filing.