Champlin Newsletter Summer 2012 : Page 1

SUMMER EDITION Champlin Chronicle Primary Election Tuesday, August 14th, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. By participating in the Primary Election you will be helping set the stage for the General Election as you narrow down the list of candidates who will advance to the General Election. On the front of the ballot voters are asked to vote along party lines as part of the partisan portion of the ballot. On the back of the ballot are the non-partisan races. A sample ballot is available for viewing at City Hall during normal business hours. Partisan races on the ballot are: Federal Offices • U.S. Senator • U.S. Representative District 3 Non-partisan races on the ballot are: County Offices • Three Rivers Park Commissioner District 2 Judicial Offices • Supreme Court: Chief Justice • Supreme Court: Associate Justice 4 • 4th District Court: Judge 22 Wards & Polling Locations You can find your polling location online at the City’s website www.ci.champlin.mn.us Ward 1: Champlin United Methodist Church, 921 Downs Road Ward 2: The Ice Forum at Champlin, 12165 Ensign Avenue North Ward 3: Servant of Christ Lutheran Church, 740 East Hayden Lake Road Ward 4: Jackson Middle School, 6000 109th Avenue North Eligibility Requirements to Vote Ros ark al P e at Ve city of terans Memori To be eligible to vote, a person must be 18 years of age or older on the day of the election, a United States citizen, and have maintained residence in Minnesota for 20 days preceding the election. Individuals may not vote if they have been convicted of a felony and their felony sentence has not expired (been completed) and their civil rights have not been restored, or if they are under a court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes their right to vote. Absentee Voting Absentee voting began June 29th for the Primary Election. To vote by absentee ballot you must first complete an absentee ballot request form. The forms are available at City Hall, online at www.ci.champlin.mn.us and may be requested to be mailed by calling City Hall. City Hall normal hours are M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City Hall will be open extra hours on Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Monday, August 13th until 5 p.m. for absentee voting. Absentee ballots must be returned in person by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 13th, by agent delivery by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14th or with the last mail delivery on August 14th. Absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polls and must be returned to City Hall. File for Office Affidavits of Candidacy are being accepted July 31st through August 14th by the Office of the City Clerk. Continued on page 3 WHAT’S INSIDE 3 4-7 8 11 12 14 • Dinner & A Movie • Summary Financial Report • City Survey -Fall 2012 •Smart Home Remodeling • Street Project • Improved Elm Creek Handles High Water 16 • Champlin Farmers Market 2 01 2

Primary Election

Tuesday, August 14th, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

By participating in the Primary Election you will be helping set the stage for the General Election as you narrow down the list of candidates who will advance to the General Election. On the front of the ballot voters are asked to vote along party lines as part of the partisan portion of the ballot. On the back of the ballot are the non-partisan races. A sample ballot is available for viewing at City Hall during normal business hours.

Partisan races on the ballot are: Federal Offices

• U.S. Senator

• U.S. Representative District 3

Non-partisan races on the ballot are: County Offices

• Three Rivers Park Commissioner District 2

Judicial Offices

• Supreme Court: Chief Justice

• Supreme Court: Associate Justice 4

• 4th District Court: Judge 22

Wards & Polling Locations

You can find your polling location online at the City’s website www.ci.champlin.mn.us

Ward 1: Champlin United Methodist Church, 921 Downs Road

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

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

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

Eligibility Requirements to Vote

To be eligible to vote, a person must be 18 years of age or older on the day of the election, a United States citizen, and have maintained residence in Minnesota for 20 days preceding the election.

Individuals may not vote if they have been convicted of a felony and their felony sentence has not expired (been completed) and their civil rights have not been restored, or if they are under a court-ordered guardianship in which the court order revokes their right to vote.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting began June 29th for the Primary Election. To vote by absentee ballot you must first complete an absentee ballot request form. The forms are available at City Hall, online at www.ci.champlin.mn.us and may be requested to be mailed by calling City Hall.

City Hall normal hours are M-F from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City Hall will be open extra hours on Saturday, August 11th from 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. and on Monday, August 13th until 5 p.m. for absentee voting.

Absentee ballots must be returned in person by 5 p.m. on Monday, August 13th, by agent delivery by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14th or with the last mail delivery on August 14th. Absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polls and must be returned to City Hall.

File for Office

Affidavits of Candidacy are being accepted July 31st through August 14th by the Office of the City Clerk.

Open for filing this year are the following positions:

Mayor (At-Large) - 2-Year Term
Councilmember Ward 3 - 4-Year Term
Councilmember Ward 4 - 4-Year Term

Applications & Information

To file for office, request an absentee ballot, apply to serve as an Election Judge for the General Election or for any other questions relating to the 2012 Election, please contact the City Clerk Roberta Colotti at rcolotti@ci.champlin.mn.us or 763-923-7111.

The City’s website www.ci.champlin.mn.us has absentee ballot application forms, Election Judge application forms and a link to find your polling location.

Read the full article at http://mydigitalpublication.com/article/Primary+Election/1138287/121131/article.html.

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