Elections & Voting



Call City Clerk Nicole Tingley at 763-706-3611
Remaining 2020 Elections
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.

Serving as an Election Judge
For more information on serving as an election judge, click HERE.

City Council Primary Candidate Forum to be Held July 14
The City of Columbia Heights, in partnership with the League of Women Voters ABC, will host a "Meet the Candidates" forum Tue, July 14, for the seven candidates running in the Columbia Heights City Council primary. For more information go HERE.

Municipal Election & City Candidate Filing

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 4, 2021 and ending January 6, 2025. The term for the mayor position is two years beginning January 4, 2021 and ending January 2, 2023. 

Individuals interested in running for office must file an Affidavit of Candidacy (PDF) 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. Please contact Nicole Tingley, City Clerk at 763-706-3611 before coming to City Hall. Affidavits can also be emailed to ntingley@columbiaheightsmn.gov. 

For more information, you can review the 2020 Mayor & Council Council Candidate Information Packet (PDF).

2020 Election Important Dates- State Primary and General Elections

 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)

Monday, January 4, 2021

Terms begin for officers elected