Welcome to the City of Big Lake Election Page!
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Here’s how you can make a difference in the election process:
- Play a role in choosing our leaders and changing our laws by exercising your right to vote
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Local City of Big Lake Candidates
City of Big Lake Voters will elect the following at the November 8, 2022 General Election:
Two (2) City Council Members (4-yr. terms)
- Filings Open on – TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 2022
- Filings Close on – TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2022
- Filing Notice
- 2022 Big Lake City Council Member Candidate Packet
Affidavits of Candidacy and Candidate information packets will be available from the Big Lake City Clerk’s Office and the City Website starting Tuesday, August 2nd.
Affidavits of Candidacy
Two (2) Council Member Seats (4-year term)
Candidate Financial Reports
- CANDIDATE FINANCIAL REPORTS WILL BE SHOWN IN THIS SECTION UPON SUBMITTAL
The City of Big Lake is required to appoint election judges for the General Election no later than October 14th. The City Council will be officially appointing judges at their meeting on July 13, 2022 and again on October 12th.
State Primary and General Election Information for Voters
When voting at the Primary Election (August of even numbered years) – The State, Legislative, and Federal Offices are arranged in partisan format. On the partisan formal ballot, a voter must vote for candidates of only one political party. Voting outside of a political party will result in a spoiled ballot. None of the votes cast on a spoiled ballot are counted. Voters must adhere to the instructions advising the number of candidates that votes can be cast for under each office. County and Judicial Offices are non-partisan positions on this ballot.
When voting at the General Election (November of even numbered years) – Voters have the option to vote for any Office(s) and are not restricted to one political party. Voters must adhere to the instructions advising the number of candidates that votes can be cast for under each office.
Where to Vote in the City of Big Lake
There are three precincts for Big Lake residents. Locate your polling place by downloading the precinct map (PDF).
Voter Registration Information
Information on pre-registering to vote: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/.
Voter registration information is available on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Website. Voters may register to vote on election at their designated Precinct. Proof of residency options are available from: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/register-to-vote/register-on-election-day/.
Absentee Voting for the Primary Election began Friday, June 24, 2022. For the General Election, Absentee Voting will begin on Friday, September 24, 2022. Absentee voting is NOT coordinated by the City of Big Lake. All absentee voting is done at the Sherburne County Government Center Auditor / Treasurer’s Office located at:
13880 Business Center Drive
Elk River, MN 55309
Apply to vote by absentee at: https://www.sos.state.mn.us/elections-voting/other-ways-to-vote/.
Voters may visit MNVotes to find helpful online voter tools and resources including:
- Absentee ballot applications
- Track the status of your Absentee ballot
- Online voter registration application
- Polling place finder
- Precinct caucus finder
- Sample ballot viewer
- Voter registration status look-up
Information is also available on the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Website.