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2020 Elections
Presidential Primary Election - Tuesday, March 3, 2020 (Polls open 7 am to 8 pm)
Primary Election - Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (Polls open 7 am to 8 pm)
General Election - Tuesday, November 3, 2020 (Polls open 7 am to 8 pm)

The 2020 elections will include various federal, state, county, judicial, and local offices.

Municipal Election
For the Columbia Heights City Council, the following vacancies will be on the ballot: 2 At-Large council members and mayor. Terms for the At-Large council member positions are four years beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2024. The term for the mayor position is two years beginning January 1, 2021 and ending December 31, 2022. 

Individuals interested in running for office must file an Affidavit of Candidacy and pay a $15 filing fee at City Hall, 590 40th Ave. Columbia Heights, MN 55421. Filing dates are Tuesday, May 19, 2020 through Tuesday, June 2, 2020. 

2020 Election Important Dates

 Friday, January 17  Presidential Primary Absentee Voting Begins
 Tuesday, February 11  Last Day to pre-register before the Presidential Primary
 Saturday, February 29  Saturday Absentee Voting at City Hall 10 am - 3 pm
 Tuesday, March 3  Presidential Primary Election Day (polls open 7 am - 8 pm)
 Tuesday, May 19 - Tuesday, June 2  Candidate Filing for Municipal Election
 Friday, June 26  State Primary Absentee Voting Begins
 Tuesday, July 21  Last day to pre-register before the State Primary
 Saturday, August 8  Saturday Absentee Voting at City Hall 10 am - 3 pm
Tuesday, August 11 State Primary Election Day (polls open 7 am - 8 pm)
Friday, September 18 General Election Absentee Voting Begins
Tuesday, October 20 Last day to pre-register to vote before the General Election
Saturday, October 31 Saturday Absentee Voting at City Hall 10 am - 3 pm
Tuesday, November 3 General Election Day (polls open 7 am - 8 pm)