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Elections and Voting

City Elections

City elections for Mayor and Councilmembers are held the Tuesday after the first Monday of November in even-numbered years. The Mayor's term is four years; Councilmembers' terms are also four years. Councilmembers are elected "at-large."


In the General Election on November 5, 2024, Ham Lake voters will elect two Councilmembers at large for four-year terms. The filing period for those offices begins at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 30, 2024 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13, 2024. The filing fee is $25.00. Candidates are to file for office with the City Clerk at Ham Lake City Hall, 15544 Central Avenue NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304. If you choose to file electronically please contact City Hall at 763-434-9555 or email us at

Other Elections

Elections for other county, state, and federal elections are also held the Tuesday after the first Monday of November.

Registering to Vote

For information on how to register, if you are currently registered, election day registration, polling locations, Military and Overseas Voter Services, and other election information, visit

Downloadable absentee applications:

 Absentee Application

• Absentee Application (large print)

Return your completed absentee application to the Anoka County Elections Office by mail, fax or email.

Mailing Address: 2100 3rd Avenue Suite 160 Anoka, MN 55303

Phone: 763-324-1300

Fax: 763-324-1160

Email:  (Anoka County)

To request an application in an alternative format such as Braille, please call 1-877-600-8683.

Application deadline: You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Please make sure to leave adequate time for election officials to mail your ballot. You must return your ballot by Election Day.

Apply to be an Election Judge

If you are interested in serving as an Election Judge, please complete this application and return it to Ham Lake City Hall.

Mailing Address: 15544 Central Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304

Email:  (Ham Lake)

Election Results

The election results will be available on the Anoka County Elections website as soon as they are reported from the precincts on election night.

City Hall

15544 Central Avenue NE Ham Lake, MN 55304

(763) 434-9555

Mon - Thurs: 7:00 am to 4:30 pm
Fri: 7:00 am to 11:00 am

Electronic Payments