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.
Serving as an Election Judge
For more information on serving as a election judge 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 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 (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. For more information on running for office you can visit the Secretary of State's website.
If the City receives five or more applications for Councilmember, there will be a primary election for Council. If the City receives three or more applications for Mayor, there will be a primary election for Mayor.
2020 Election Important Dates
|Friday, January 17||Presidential Primary Absentee Voting Begins|
|Tuesday, February 11||Last Day to pre-register before the Presidential Primary|
|Tuesday, February 25 at 7 pm||Precinct Caucuses (Run by Political Parties)- More Information Here|
|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)|