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Elections & Voting

2022 Elections

Primary Election - Tue, Aug 9, 2022 (Polls open 7 am to 8 pm)
General Election - Tue, Nov 8, 2022 (Polls open 7 am to 8 pm)
The 2022 elections will include various federal, state, county, judicial, and local offices. To find out what's on your ballot specific to your location, go here

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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. Mayor serves a two-year term Mon, Jan 2, 2023, through Mon, Jan 6, 2025. The Councilmember positions are four-year terms Mon, Jan 2, 2023, through Mon, Jan 4, 2027. Individuals interested in running for office were required to file an Affidavit of Candidacy (PDF) and pay a $15 filing fee at City Hall, 590 40th Ave. Columbia Heights, MN 55421, by May 31, 2022. For more information on running for office, you can visit the Secretary of State's website as well as the 2022 Minnesota Campaign Manual. The City received seven applications for Councilmember and three for Mayor,  triggering a primary election Aug 9 for both Council and Mayoral candidates. 
City Council Primary Candidates (four will advance to the General Election):
Mohamed Aden
Ali A Farah
Rachel James
John Murzyn
Nick Novitsky
Brook G. Ross
Justice Spriggs
Mayoral Primary Candidates (two will advance to the General Election): 
Michael P. Ahrens
Cliff Johnson
Amáda Márquez Simula


2022 Election Important Dates- State Primary and General Elections 

Tue, May 17, 2022 - Tue, May 31, 2022 Candidate Filing for Municipal Election
Fri, June 24, 2022 State Primary Absentee Voting Begins
Tue, July 19, 2022 Last day to pre-register before the State Primary Election
(You can still register when you vote)
Sat, Aug 6, 2022 Saturday Absentee Voting at City Hall 10 am - 3 pm
Mon, Aug 8, 2022 Final Day for Early Voting for the Primary
Tue, Aug 9, 2022 State Primary Election Day (polls open 7 am - 8 pm)
Fri, Sept 23, 2022 General Election Absentee Voting Begins
Tue, Oct 18, 2022  Last day to pre-register to vote before the General Election
(You can still register when you vote)
Sat, Nov 5, 2022  Saturday Absentee Voting at City Hall 10 am - 3 pm
Mon, Nov 7, 2022 Final Day for Early Voting for the General
Tue, Nov 8, 2022 General Election Day (polls open 7 am - 8 pm)
Mon, Jan 2, 2023 Terms for those elected for Mayor and City Council begin