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Call City Clerk Nicole Tingley at 763-706-3611
ntingley@columbiaheightsmn.gov
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.

Serving as an Election Judge
For more information on serving as an 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)