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Call City Clerk Nicole Tingley at 763-706-3611
ntingley@columbiaheightsmn.gov
2022 Elections
Primary Election - Tuesday, August 9, 2022 (Polls open 7 am to 8 pm)
General Election - Tuesday, November 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, January 2, 2023 through Monday, January 6, 2025. The Councilmember positions are a four-year term beginning Monday, January 2, 2023 through Monday, January 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: 

 Tues, May 17, 2022 - Tues, May 31, 2022

 Candidate Filing for Municipal Election

 Friday, June 24, 2022

 State Primary Absentee Voting Begins

 Tuesday, July 19, 2022

 Last day to pre-register before the State Primary Election
(You can still register when you vote)

 Saturday, August 6, 2022

 Saturday Absentee Voting at City Hall 10 am - 3 pm

 Tuesday, August 9, 2022

 State Primary Election Day (polls open 7 am - 8 pm)

 Friday, September 23, 2022

 General Election Absentee Voting Begins

 Tuesday, October 18, 2022

 Last day to pre-register to vote before the General Election
(You can still register when you vote)

 Saturday, November 5, 2022

 Saturday Absentee Voting at City Hall 10 am - 3 pm

 Tuesday, November 8, 2022

 General Election Day (polls open 7 am - 8 pm)

Monday, January 2, 2023

Terms for those elected for Mayor and City Council begin