Absentee Voting Begins June 29

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Absentee Voting Begins June 29 at City Hall
Absentee voting for the Aug 14 primary begins June 29 at City Hall and runs through Aug 13. To vote absentee, please visit City Hall during office hours, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Mon-Fri (excluding holidays), and check in at the front window.

To view a sample ballot, go here. To request to have a mail-in ballot sent to you, go here. To find your polling place, go here


City Hall, 590 40th Ave. NE, will be open to absentee voters an extra half hour Aug 13, until 5 pm. City Hall will also be open Sat, Aug 11, from 10 am to 3 pm, for voting.

City Needs Election Judges; Training and Pay Provided
Columbia Heights needs a new generation of poll workers to step in for those who are retiring. The city also needs judges who are fluent in languages other than English to assist a more diverse population of voters.

Poll workers receive training and have a right to get time off from their job to serve. The primary election is Aug 14. The general election is Nov 6. 

To be an election judge, apply here or contact City Clerk Katie Bruno at kbruno@columbiaheightsmn.gov or (763) 706-3611.

Students can serve as election judge trainees
High school students are encouraged to serve as election judge trainees. Student election judge trainees receive training and are paid for their work.

To qualify, students must be 16 years old or older on or before Election Day, be a U.S. citizen, be in good academic standing at a
Minnesota high school (or home-schooled), and have permission from their parents and their school.

Applications are available here.

For any election related questions, please contact City Clerk Katie Bruno at kbruno@columbiaheightsmn.gov or (763) 706-3611.

Mayor and Commissioner Primary Candidate Forum to be Held July 18
A “Meet the Candidates” forum for the candidates running in the Columbia Heights mayoral and District 4 Anoka County commissioner primaries will be held July 18, 7 to 9:30 pm, in the Columbia Heights City Hall Council Chambers.

The mayoral candidate portion of the evening will be 90 minutes followed immediately by a 60-minute commissioner forum. The event will be co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters ABC and HeightsNEXT. A moderator will be provided by the League of Women Voters.

The event is open to the public.