Election Season Officially Begins: Candidate Filing Window Open May 17-31
In Columbia Heights, one seat is open for Mayor and two seats are open for City Council members-at-large. If we receive twice-plus-one the number of candidate filings as there are available seats, a primary will be held. For example, primaries will be necessary if three or more people file for Mayor, or if five or more people file for Council, to narrow the field down to only two for Mayor and four for Council. The primary is Aug 9, 7 am-8 pm. The General Election is Nov 8, 7 am to 8 pm. The 2023 term for those elected for Mayor and Council starts Jan 2. For more about City elections or to apply to be an election judge, go here.
For general information on running for office, you can visit the Secretary of State's website as well as the 2022 Minnesota Campaign Manual. For additional questions about municipal elections, please email the City Clerk at firstname.lastname@example.org.