City elections for mayor and council members are held the Tuesday after the first Monday of November in even-numbered years. The mayor's term is two years, and the council member terms are four years. Elections for other county, state, and federal elections are also held at this time.

Some of your questions may also be answered by visiting Anoka County Election's website or the Secretary of State's website. You may also contact the Elections Coordinator at East Bethel City Hall at 763-367-7840.

Register to Vote

To register and vote in Minnesota, you must:

  • Be a citizen of the United States
  • Be at least 18 years old on election day
  • Have resided in Minnesota for 20 days immediately preceding election day
  • Have the right to vote, because if convicted of a felony, your felony sentence must have expired (been completed) or you have been discharged from your sentence
  • Not be under guardianship in which the court order revokes the ward's right to vote
  • Not have been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote

Registration Process

 You will need to register again anytime you move or change your name. You can use the Minnesota Secretary of State's Voter Registration Look Up to check on your registration status. Registration may be done online, or you can print and complete a registration form, sign it, and mail to:

Anoka County Elections
2100 3rd Avenue
Suite W130
Anoka, MN 55303

Obtaining An Absentee Ballot
Voting via absentee ballot is an option available for 46 days leading up to an election (but not on an election day).  All absentee voters must complete an application for an absentee ballot. The application is available on the Anoka County website. You can also complete an absentee ballot at City Hall or at the Anoka County voting location.

For more information on absentee voting visit the Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State website.

Voting Precincts
The City of East Bethel currently has three voting precincts for municipal, county, state, and federal elections (polling places may vary for School District elections). Polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Election Day. The polling place for each precinct is:

  • Precinct 1
    East Bethel Senior / Community Center
    2241 221st Avenue NE
    East Bethel, MN 55011
  • Precinct 2
    Our Saviour's Lutheran Church
    19001 Jackson Street NE
    East Bethel, MN 55011
  • Precinct 3
    East Bethel Fire Station #1
    2751 Viking Boulevard NE
    East Bethel, MN 55092

Additional Information

Read important voting information for your precinct, including your polling place (where you vote, a map, and directions), districts for your precinct (including maps), and "Candidates on My Ballot" (candidates and questions on the ballot at your next election, when available) visit to the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

Election Judges

The City of East Bethel is continually recruiting election judges to serve during the Primary and General Elections. An election judge serves on a team responsible for the administration of the election procedures on Election Day. These are paid positions. Each judge is required to attend a minimum of two hours of training, for which they are paid. Minnesota State Law allows time off from work without loss of wages to serve as an election judge, as long as you provide at least a 20-day notice to your employer. Students who are at least 16 years of age may also serve as student election judge trainees.

If you are interested, please complete an Election Judge Application/Information Update, and return it to the Elections Coordinator.  You may also sign in on this website and complete the Election Judge Application online.

Minnesota Caucus Finder

For 2020, the precinct caucuses take place on Tuesday, February 25. The Office of the Secretary of State has developed a Caucus Finder that can direct voters to their caucus location. To find the precinct caucus locations for the Republican and Democratic-Farmer-Labor parties, visit the Minnesota Caucus Finder.

Election Results

For election results, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

Filing for Local Races

Candidate filing for city offices will be open on Tuesday, July 28 through August 11, 2020, between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday.  All candidate filings must be received by Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM.  The filing fee is $5 and is non-refundable.  The deadline to withdraw names from candidacy is Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 5:00 PM.

Candidates must be:

  • At least 21 years of age upon assuming office;
  • a resident of the district for at least 30 days before the general election;
  • eligible to vote; and
  • not filed for any other office at the upcoming general election.

Filings for the following City offices will be on the ballot:

  • Mayor (two-year term)
  • and two Council members at large (four-year term)

Candidates are allowed to file by mail or delivery/drop box (to the right of the front doors) at:

East Bethel City Hall
Attn: Election Coordinator
2241 221st Avenue NE
East Bethel, MN  55011

If candidates wish to file in person, please stop in at City Hall during regular business hours.  Candidates may also file electronically; candidacy filing packets may be downloaded, and the filing fee may be paid by dropping off the check in the drop box or by contacting East Bethel City Hall to pay electronically.  Filings are not complete until both application and fees have been submitted.

Campaign Finance Reports

Per the requirements in Minnesota Statutes Chapter 211A, any Campaign Finance Reports filed by Mayoral or Council Member candidates are available for public review. Campaign financial reports are available in PDF format. The years listed below represent when a report was submitted.