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Sample Ballots and Registration
You can register to vote anytime you come into vote, whether you vote early at City Hall or on Election Day. To view a sample ballot, go here.

Watch the Mayor, Council, and Commissioner Candidate Forums
Find out what your local candidates had to say on the issues. A candidate forum for mayor, City Council, and county commissioner general election candidates was held 7 pm, Sept 20, at City Hall. The event was sponsored by the League of Women Voters ABC and questions for the candidates were provided by the audience.
     Watch the City council portion of the event here.        
     Watch the mayoral portion of the event here

     Watch the commissioner portion of the event here.
A forum for the primary candidates was held July 18. View video of that forum here.

Find Your Polling Place and Precinct

To find out where you should vote, visit pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/

Precinct 1 – John P. Murzyn Hall 530 Mill St.
Precinct 2 – Immaculate Conception Church 4030 Jackson St. NE
Precinct 3 – Columbia Heights Library,  3939 Central Ave NE
Precinct 4 – Highland Elementary School,  1500 49th Ave NE
Precinct 5 – First Lutheran Church 1555 40th Ave NE
Precinct 6 – Highland Elementary School 1500 49th Ave NE
Precinct 7 – Valley View Elementary School 800 49th Ave NE
Precinct 8 – Valley View Elementary School 800 49th Ave NE

Local General Election Candidates:
Columbia Heights Mayoral candidates:
Connie Buesgens
Donna Schmitt

Columbia Heights City Council candidates:

Nelle Bing
Kay "Kt" Jacobs
John Murzyn Jr.
Nick Novitsky 

District 4 Anoka County Commissioner candidates:
Sean Broom
Mandy Meisner

ISD #13 School Board candidates:

Hala Asamarai

Janet Kendall
Molly Lewis
Michel Novitsky
Laura J. Palmer
Joanna Stark

2018 Ballot Questions
There will be two City of Columbia Heights ballot questions on the general election ballot this year:  

  • Question 1 Shall the Columbia Heights City Charter be amended to change the mayoral term from a two-year term to a four-year term, with the change being effective January 1, 2021? 
  • Question 2 Under the current city charter, the Police Department is under the control of the Mayor. Shall the Home Rule Charter of the City of Columbia Heights be amended to place control of the Police Department under the City Manager? If approved, this change shall take effect 30 days from the date of the election.

There will be three Columbia Heights Public School District ballot questions on the general election ballot:  

  • Question 1 Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 13 (Columbia Heights Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $12,476,758 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction of security and safety improvements to the North Park Elementary School facility; the construction and equipping of an addition to that school facility to provide new early childhood and kindergarten classroom space and expanded cafeteria space; the reconfiguration of space in that school facility to provide space for an adequate library; and the construction of improvements at that school parking lot, and bus and parent drop off and pickup areas, and traffic flow improvements at that school site? 
  • Question 2 Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 13 (Columbia Heights Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $1,751,538 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the renovation, remodeling, upgrading, equipping and construction of improvements to the High School Performing Arts space for school programs and for community arts and civic events?
  • Question 3 Shall the school board of Independent School District No. 13 (Columbia Heights Public Schools) be authorized to issue its general obligation school building bonds in an amount not to exceed $2,785,015 to provide funds for the acquisition and betterment of school sites and facilities, including the construction and equipping of an addition of the Columbia Heights High School facility to add support spaces for use by the band and instrumental programs?