Elections & Voting



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

Early (Absentee) Voting

For information on early (absentee) voting click 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- General Election

 Friday, September 18

 General Election Absentee Voting Begins

 Tuesday, October 13

 Last day to pre-register to vote before the General Election (you can still register to vote
on Election Day or at the time you vote absentee (both by mail or in-person)

 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)
Deadline for Absentee Ballots Must be Postmarked 
Deadline to drop off Absentee Ballots (3 pm)

Tuesday, November 10

Deadline for Mail-In Ballots to be Received 
(must be postmarked on or before Nov 3)

Monday, January 4, 2021

Terms begin for officers elected