Elections & Voting



For Election related questions, please contact Katie Bruno, City Clerk

Candidates can File for Office Beginning May 22
Residents can file for the office of mayor, which is a two-year term, or one of two City Council seats, which are four-year terms. To file, stop by Columbia Heights City Hall between 8 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, beginning on Tues, May 22, and continuing through Tue, June 5. (Clerk’s office will be open until 5:00 pm on Tue, June 5.) A filing fee of $15 or petition in place of the filing fee is required.

Keep track of who has filed here.

Are You Interested in Becoming an Election Judge?
Being an election judge has many rewards. It gives you the opportunity to be involved in your community, allows you to help others, and it is a great learning experience.

If you are interested in serving as a judge for the 2018 elections to be held on Aug 14 and Nov 6, 2018, please complete and return the application. You must be 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen.  Election judges complete a paid two hour training session and work during the primary and general elections.  This is a great way to become involved with the election process in our community! 

High School Students are Encouraged to Serve as Student Judges
Student election judge trainees receive training and are paid for their work. There is also a great need for trainees fluent in languages other than English to assist our more diverse population of voters. It’s a great way to learn about the election process, and earn money at the same time!

To qualify, students must be 16 years old or older on or before Election Day, be a U.S. citizen, be in good academic standing at a Minnesota high school (or home-schooled), and have permission from their parents and their school.