Campaign Tools

The Following Tools are available to assist you in your Campaign Activities 

 
Maps
Maps of Anoka County political jurisdictions are provided here. More detailed maps are available from the following sources:
Anoka County Geographic Information System (GIS)
Maps showing precinct, county commissioner, legislative and senate district boundaries are available through the Anoka County Geographic Information System (GIS) department. Visit their website HERE or contact them by phone at (763) 324-3200.
Minnesota Secretary of State
​Maps showing legislative, county, city, township, and school district boundaries are available through the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office.
Precinct and Polling Place Locator
​The “precinct finder” contains voting districts by street name and house number ranges. By looking up a certain address, users can identify various voting districts associated with that address. Voting districts include precinct, ward, MCD code, county number, congressional, legislative, state senate, judicial, county commissioner, city/township, school district and county determined special districts.

​You may purchase the precinct finder database from the Office of the Secretary of State using this order form.
Registered Voter Lists
​You may purchase a database containing voter registration information including name, address, telephone number, and voting history. This data is available only to those conducting activities related to elections, political activities, or law enforcement. The use of voter registration information for other purposes and dissemination of the information to others is a violation of Minnesota law.

​To find out more information on these resources, please visit the Office of the Secretary of State website. Or reach them by phone at (651) 201-1378.
Campaign Cybersecurity
The Campaign Cybersecurity Playbook provided HERE is a tool offered by the Minnesota Secretary of State as a practical, baseline guide to cybersecurity that campaigns can use to help safeguard their systems and is an important part of voter confidence in democracy.
Voter Registration Applications (VRA)
All Minnesota voters can register online or check the status of their registration at www.mnvotes.org
Minnesota law allows any person or group to distribute and collect paper Voter Registration Applications. Applications are available at the Anoka County Elections Office or at the Office of the Secretary of State. Persons distributing paper VRA’s should be aware of the following:
• If a person is already registered, they do not need to re-register unless they have moved, changed their name, or have not voted in the previous four years.
​• Persons may register on-line at www.mnvotes.org or they can submit a paper form.
​• Paper VRAs may be returned in person or by mail. They are pre-addressed to be returned to Anoka County Elections.
​• Pre-registration is allowed until 21 days prior to an election. VRA’s must be physically in our office on the cut-off date for the person’s name to be printed on the polling place rosters.
• The pre-registration cut-off date for the August 14, 2018 Primary Election is July 24, 2018 and the cut-off for the November 6, 2018 General Election is October 16, 2018.
​• Persons who do not pre-register may register at their polling place on Election Day by presenting state-approved identification. Please visit www.mnvotes.org for a complete list of identification options.
​• A postcard will be mailed to each new registrant informing them where they will go to vote on Election Day; and their legislative, commissioner and school district numbers.

​If you are collecting completed Voter Registration Applications, state law requires you to submit them to Anoka County Elections within 10 days after they are dated by the voter.
 
Absentee Balloting Assistance
​For information about absentee and early voting, please visit the Anoka County Elections website at www.anokacounty.us/elections. If you would like to distribute Absentee Ballot Applications, forms are available at the Anoka County Elections Office.
Automatic Dialing Device Laws
​Automatic dialing devices sometimes used in campaigning are regulated by the State. A memorandum from the MN Attorney General’s Office is attached which provides guidance to candidates, political campaigns, political parties, political committees, and others concerning Minnesota’s automatic dialing-announcing device law.