Filing For Office in Anoka County

State, County, Municipal and School District Offices - 2023 Elections

2023 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 * ISD 11, ISD 14, ISD 16 file with the Anoka County Auditor
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 Municipal, School District Offices in Anoka County

ISD 11, ISD 13, ISD 14, ISD 16, Circle Pines, Lino Lakes Filing Dates
All Candidates must file their Affidavit of Candidacy during the filing period which runs from Tuesday, August 1, 2023 through Tuesday, August 15, 2023.
Filing Location: ​
​Anoka County Elections and Voter Registration
​​2100 3rd Ave, Suite 160 ​
​Anoka MN 55303
Filing Location for ISD 11, ISD 14, ISD 16

Columbia Heights Public School District Office
1440 49th Ave NE
Columbia Heights, MN 55421
Filing Location for ISD 13

Circle Pines City Hall
200 Civic Heights
Circle Pines, MN 55014
Filing Location for Circle Pines

Lino Lakes City Hall
600 Town Center Parkway
Lino Lakes, MN 55014
Filing location for Lino Lakes 

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.
Candidate Filing Packet
An electronic copy of the candidate filing packet for School District 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, August 17, 2023. 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.