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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 Election

The Primary Election is Tuesday, August 9, 2022 and the General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Eligible residents who desire to become a candidate for Mayor or Council Member for the Central, East or West District, must file an affidavit of candidacy and nominating petition with the City Clerk. Affidavits of candidacy and nominating petitions will be accepted beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2022 through 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Voting will be held at the November 8, 2022, municipal general election.

The Mayor and Council Members will serve a four-year term beginning January 9, 2023. If more than two residents file to be elected as Council Member for each district, a municipal primary election will be held on August 9, 2022, to nominate candidates for the November 8, 2022, municipal general election.

  • For Mayor: an Affidavit of Candidacy, a $75 filing fee, and nominating petitions signed by 75 registered voters who live in the city is required.
  • For Council Members: an Affidavit of Candidacy, a $25 filing fee and nominating petitions signed by 25 registered voters from the representative district is required.

All candidates must file in the City Clerk’s Office (City Hall, 5200 85th Avenue N). Candidate packets will be available from the City Clerk’s Office prior to the filing dates.

If you have any questions about filing for office, please contact the City Clerk at 763-493-8180 or email
devin.montero@brooklynpark.org

Important dates

May 17, 2022 Candidate filing opens
May 31, 2022 Candidate filing closes at 5 p.m.
June 2, 2022 Candidate withdrawal closes at 5 p.m.
June 24, 2022 Absentee voting for Primary begins
July 19, 2022 (primary) Last day for voters to pre-register (otherwise, the voter will have to register at their polling places on election day)
August 2, 2022 Direct balloting begins through August 8 (Voters submit ballots into the ballot counter)
August 6, 2022 Open Saturday for absentee voting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
August 8, 2022 In-person absentee voting for the election closes at 5 p.m.
August 9, 2022 Primary Election Day
Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
September 23, 2022 Absentee voting for General begins
October 18, 2022 Last day for voters to pre-register (otherwise, the voter will have to register at their polling places on election day)
November 1, 2022 Direct balloting begins through November 7 (Voters submit ballots into the ballot counter)
November 8, 2022 General Election Day
Polls open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Candidates

Mayor

Name Website Contact File date
Boyd Morson morson4bp@yahoo.com May 20
Hollies J. Winston www.hollieswinston.org info@hollieswinston.org May 24

East Council Member

Name Website Contact File date
Christian Eriksen eriksenforbrooklynpark.com christian@eriksenforbrooklynpark.com May 26
Indred Alexander www.indredalexander.com info@indredalexander.com May 27

Central Council Member

Name Website Contact File date
Teshite Wako www.teshiteforbp.com teshiteforbp@gmail.com May 24

West Council Member

Name Website Contact File date
Wayland Richards 763-645-4719 May 27
Maria Tran mai_tran317@yahoo.com May 27

Voting information

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 Primary Election is from June 24-August 8, 2022. COVID19 NOTE: In person voters are recommended wearing face masks.

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, August 6, 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

Polling places

You can find out where your polling location is by using our polling place map. This map will show you your updated district, precinct, and polling place information based on 2022 redistricting.

You can also use the Secretary of State’s Voter Information Portal. Your local polling place, precinct, and district information on this site may take until June 2022 to be updated to reflect redistricting.

Precinct caucuses

The next statewide precinct caucuses will take place on February 1, 2022.

Precinct caucuses (which are managed by political parties, not election officials) are happening Tuesday, February 1. To find more information or access the caucus finder tool, visit the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State’s precinct caucuses information page.

Where do I go?

Find your caucus location with the online Caucus Finder.

Precinct maps

We’ve prepared precinct maps for each Council District in both handout and large map formats.

District Handout size (11×17″) Large size (3×3′)
West District download maps > download maps >
Central District download maps > download maps >
East District download maps > download maps >

Printing costs

You can purchase printed copies of these maps and pick them up at City Hall. The cost for handout size maps is $3.00 per district. The cost for large size maps is $6.00 per district printed in color or $4.00 per district printed in black and white.

For more information please contact our City Clerk at Devin.Montero@brooklynpark.org

Election results

2022 Special 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 >

Information by address

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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