Candidate Filing Window Now Open


City Candidate Filing Window Open May 19 to June 2
Individuals interested in running for office must file an Affidavit of Candidacy and pay a $15 filing fee at City Hall, 590 40th Ave. Filing dates are Tue, May 19, 2020, through Tue, June 2, 2020. For the Columbia Heights City Council, the following vacancies will be on the ballot: 2 at-large council seats and a mayor seat. Terms for the at-large council member positions are four years beginning Jan 4, 2021, and ending Jan 6, 2025. The term for the mayor position is two years beginning Jan 4, 2021, and ending Jan 2, 2023.

If the City receives five or more applications for councilmember, there will be a primary election for the council. If the City receives three or more applications for mayor, there will be a primary election for mayor. The primary election will be held on Aug 11. Candidates must be qualified to vote in Minnesota, be at least 21 years old by the date of assuming office, and be City residents for at least 30 days before Election Day.

For questions, contact City Clerk Nicole Tingley at (763) 706-3611 or Additionally, please contact her by phone or email if you plan on filing for candidacy, because logistics and options on how to file for candidacy may change.