CERTIFICATIONS OF FILING- 2016
- Secretary of State website
- Norwood Young America Times
- Minnesota League of Women Voters website
- Constitution of the State of Minnesota
- Minnesota Election Laws
- Minnesota Legislature Bill Tracking
- Federal Elections Commission
- Federal Voting Assistance Project
- U.S. Census Bureau
City of Cologne Code of Ordinances Section 153.077 (A) (10)
Campaign signs posted by bona fide candidates for political office or by a person or group promoting a political issue for a candidate may be placed in any district subject to the requirements of the district. Campaign signs may be posted for a period not to exceed 60 days and shall be removed within seven days following the date of the election.
City of Cologne Code of Ordinances Section 153.077 (A) (7)
Signs which interfere with the ability of vehicle operators or pedestrians to see traffic signals, or which impede the vision of traffic by vehicle operators or pedestrians are prohibited.
For a city office, any person may file to be a candidate who is:
- Eligible to vote
- Will be 21 years of age upon assuming office
- Will have been a resident of the city for at least 30 days before the general election
- Pay a $2 filing fee
- Provide an Affidavit of Candidacy
Campaign Financial Reports:
Initial report is due within 14 days after receiving contributions or making disbursements of more than $750
- Subsequent reports are due 10 days before and 30 days after the election and each year by January 31 until a final report is filed.
- A final report is due when all debts are settled and all assets are disposed of in excess of $100.
- A certificate of filing shall be submitted to the city clerk no later than seven days after the general or special election (Minnesota Statutes 211A.05, Subdivision 1).
Other Candidate Information:
Election judges are needed to work at the polling locations to supervise and help with elections. If you are 18 years or older and an eligible voter, you may qualify to serve as an election judge. Election judge duties include:
- Opening and closing the polls
- Being responsible for all election materials
- Ensuring that only qualified voters are permitted to vote and that each voter is permitted to vote only once
- Distributing ballots
- Tallying and certifying the election results
If you are interested in this important civic opportunity or would like additional information, please contact the City of Cologne at (952) 466-2064.
For current and past election results, visit the Secretary of State Website.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
City polls are located at City Hall:
1211 Village Parkway
PO Box 120
Cologne, MN 55322
To get registered to vote, visit Carver County Taxpayer Services.