Champlin, Dayton voters go to the polls Nov. 6

By Mindy Mateuszczyk

mindy.m@ecm-inc.com

 

Along with the rest of the country, Champlin and Dayton voters will cast ballots in numerous races Tuesday, Nov. 6. Among those, both communities will elect a new mayor to lead their respective cities. Polls will be open 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in both communities.

Profiles of candidates appeared in the Champlin Dayton Press Oct. 11, 18 and 25 and are available online at www.pressnews.com.

 

CHAMPLIN

Voters residing in Ward 3 and Ward 4 will cast ballots for city council. All voters will have the opportunity make their selection for mayor, the Three Rivers Park District Board, soil and water supervisors, the Hennepin County Board, county judges, appeals court judges, state representatives, state senators, Minnesota Supreme Court judges, U.S. representative, U.S. senator and U.S. president.

Voters will also decide whether to approve or reject two proposed amendments to the state constitution — the marriage amendment and the voter I.D. amendment. Ballots that leave these questions blank will count as “no” votes.

Redistricting occurred this year changing the polling locations slightly. One section of Ward 2 has been moved to Ward 1. The Ward 1 polling location has moved to Champlin United Methodist Church. The rest of the wards remain the same as in years past.

Polling locations are as follows:

Ward 1: Champlin United Methodist Church, 921 Downs Road, Champlin

Ward 2: Champlin Ice Forum, 12165 Ensign Avenue North, Champlin

Ward 3: Servant of Christ Lutheran Church, 740 East Hayden Lake Road, Champlin

Ward 4: Jackson Middle School, 6000 109th Avenue North, Champlin

Absentee voting continues for the General Election. To vote by absentee ballot you must complete an absentee ballot request form available at city hall or online at www.ci.champlin.mn.us.

Champlin City Hall normal hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. They will be open extra hours on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 5 until 5 p.m. for absentee voting. Absentee ballots must be returned in person by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, by agent delivery by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 or with the last mail delivery on Nov. 6. Absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polls and must be returned to City Hall.

For more information about city elections, go to www.ci.champlin.mn.us or contact City Clerk Roberta Colotti at 763-923-7111 or r.colotti@ci.champlin.mn.us.

To find which precinct you live and where to vote, go to pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us.

 

 

Dayton

Voters will cast ballots for two representatives of city council, for mayor, the Three Rivers Park District Board, soil and water supervisors, the Hennepin County Board, county judges, appeals court judges, state representatives, state senators, Minnesota Supreme Court judges, U.S. representative, U.S. senator and U.S. president.

Voters residing in the Wright County and Elk River Area School District portion of the city will also vote on Wright County Commissioner, 3 school board member seats and a school operating levy.

Voters will also decide whether to approve or reject two proposed amendments to the state constitution — the marriage amendment and the voter I.D. amendment. Ballots that leave these questions blank will count as “no” votes.

Polling locations within Dayton remain the same as years past and are as follows:

Precinct 1: Dayton Public Works Building, 16471 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton

Precinct 2: Dayton Senior Center, 18461 Dayton Street, Dayton

Precinct 3: Dayton Elementary School, 12000 South Diamond Lake Road, Dayton

Absentee voting continues for the General Election. To vote by absentee ballot you must complete an absentee ballot request form available at city hall or online at www.ci.champlin.mn.us.

City Hall normal hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed from 12 to 1 p.m. for lunch. Friday hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Dayton City Hall will be open extra hours on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday, Nov. 5 until 5 p.m. for absentee voting. Absentee ballots must be returned in person by 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5, by agent delivery by 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 or with the last mail delivery on Nov. 6. Absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polls and must be returned to City Hall.

For more information about city elections, go to www.ci.champlin.mn.us or contact City Clerk Sandra Borders at 763-421-1791 or sborders@cityofdaytonmn.com.

To find which precinct you live and where to vote, go to pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us.

 

 

WHO CAN VOTE?

To vote in the election on Nov. 6, you must be at least 18 years old on Nov. 6, a citizen of the United States, have lived in Minnesota for at least 20 days immediately preceding Nov. 6 and maintain residence at the address given on the registration form. You may not be under the guardianship of another person, have been found by a court to be legally incompetent to vote or have been convicted of a felony without having civil rights restored.

If you have moved, changed your name or haven’t voted in the last four years, you must update your registration.

If a resident is not a registered voter, he or she can register at the polls. Proof of residency is required, in the form of a current driver’s license or permit, state-issued identification card, a recent utility bill, U.S. passport or U.S. military photo identification card, affidavit from another resident, a “Notice of Late Registration” mailed to the voter or an authorized employee of a residential facility where you reside.

 

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