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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.

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. Mayor is a two-year term beginning Monday, Jan 2, 2023, through Mon, Jan 6, 2025. The Councilmember positions are a four-year term beginning Mon, Jan 2, 2023 through Mon, Jan 4, 2027. 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. 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.

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
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
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