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Elections

Voting in elections is one of the most important rights and responsibilities that U.S. citizens have.

Voting gives you a chance to choose leaders and representatives who will do things that are important to you.

How to make a difference in the election process:

  • Play a role in choosing our leaders and changing our laws by voting.
  • Learn about the candidates and issues before you vote in any election.
  • Know what’s going on in your country and community.
  • Contact public officials about issues that are important to you.
  • Respect your right to vote! Many people in the world don’t have the right to vote.

2022 Special Election

The City Council has declared a vacancy in the Office of East District Council Member following the election of Lisa Jacobson as the 14th Mayor of Brooklyn Park. Since more than 365 days remained on now-Mayor Jacobson’s term as a Council Member, the city will hold a special election to fill the vacancy.

The special election will be held on February 8, 2022, to fill the council member seat. The elected candidate will complete the remainder of Jacobson’s term, which expires December 31, 2024.

To fill the vacancy as soon as possible, the Charter Commission and City Council have recommended to amend the City Charter to waive the requirement to hold a primary election if more than two candidates file for the 2022 Special Election. This charter amendment process officially began at the September 27 council meeting.

The candidate filing period will be November 30 through December 14, 2021. Candidate packets will be available from the city clerk beginning November 16.

Learn more about running for City Council >

Candidates

Filing Date Name Address Email Address Website Phone Number

Important dates

Date Event
November 30, 2021 Candidate filing opens
December 14, 2021 Candidate filing closes at 5 p.m.
December 16, 2021 Candidate withdrawal closes at 5 p.m.
December 24, 2021 Absentee voting begins
January 18, 2022 Last day for voters to pre-register
February 1, 2022 Direct balloting begins
February 5, 2022 Open Saturday for absentee voting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
February 7, 2022 In-person absentee voting for the election closes at 5 p.m.
February 8, 2022 Special Election Day
Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where do I vote?

Absentee Voting

The in-person and mail-in absentee voting options are available for elections. Details for voting absentee, applying for a ballot and mailing instructions can be found on our Voting page.

Learn more on our Voting page >

The absentee voting period for the 2022 Special Election is from December 24, 2021 to February 7, 2022. Due to COVID-19, we are encouraging residents to vote absentee either in person or by mail.

Voting In Person

  • Vote at City Hall, 5200 85th Ave. N. during business hours, Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • On Saturday, February 5, 2022, voting hours will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Apply for an Absentee Ballot

  • You can apply for an Absentee Ballot by:
    • Pick up an application at City Hall or download from the city’s website. (2022 application coming soon)
    • Call 763-493-8119 or 763-493-8180 and have it mailed to you
  • Once completed and signed, return your absentee ballot application as soon as possible to Hennepin County by:
    • Mailing to the Hennepin County Elections Government Center
      300 S. 6th St MC 012 Minneapolis MN 55487-0012
    • Or emailing it to hc.vote@hennepin.us

Voting on Election Day

You can find out where your polling location is by using our polling place map.

OR

You can use the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Portal.

Updated polling places for 2021

Precinct Central 4 polling location has moved to Brooklyn Middle School, 7377 Noble Ave N.

Precinct West 1-O polling location has moved to North View Middle School, 5869 69th Ave N.

Precinct East 1-A due to construction at Monroe Elementary School, the main entrance is closed. Please use Door #6 located at the back of the building. View this map for directions and parking.

Election results

2021 Special Election results >

2021 Special Primary Election Results >

View Hennepin County election results >

Look up all Minnesota election results >

School Board elections

Brooklyn Park has three school districts located in its boarders: Anoka-Hennepin, Osseo Area and Robbinsdale Area school districts.

2021 Anoka-Hennepin elections

Anoka-Hennepin School District is holding elections for School Board positions on November 2. View polling places and voting areas on our School Board elections page.

School Board elections >

What is a primary election?

A primary election determines which candidates will be on the ballot in the November general election.

See more about primary elections >

What is a presidential primary?

In 2016, legislation was passed establishing a presidential nomination primary.

See more about presidential primary elections >
Find out where your caucus location will be >

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You can find a variety of information by entering your address. You can find out:

  • Property and local amenity information
  • Comprehensive list of your elected officials
  • City service information and employee contacts for your neighborhood

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