Champlin Newsletter Fall 2012 : Page 1

F ALL EDITION Champlin Chronicle General Election Tuesday, November 6th | 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. This Presidential Election promises a high voter turnout. The General Election ballot is presented in full on the back cover of this newsletter. Voters are encouraged to review the list of candidates and questions and do their research. Voters should be aware that if they do not vote on the constitutional amendment ballot questions their lack of vote will be counted as a no vote. There are several excellent sources of information including the Secretary of State’s Office, League of Women Voters, Champlin-Dayton Press and political party offices. Secretary of State’s Office The Secretary of State’s Office hosts a comprehensive website at www.sos.state.mn.us and an elections specific website at www.MNvotes.org They have information on federal, state and judicial candidates including website links for individual candidates. League of Women Voters The League of Women Voters, Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids Area (LWVABC) sponsored a City Council candidate forum on September 20th which can now be watched online at www.qctv.org The LWVABC prints a Voter Guide that is available at City Hall and includes biographies for the Presidential, MN Senate, MN Congressional and Federal Court Judge candidates. Champlin Dayton Press Throughout the month of October the Champlin Dayton Press will be profiling Champlin City Council, Three Rivers Park District, Hennepin County, State Representative and Federal Representative candidates. Lem ails ans L ake area tr city of Wards & Polling Locations Redistricting occurred this year, however, only one section of Ward 2 was moved to Ward 1 otherwise the wards remained the same. Because the Champlin Elementary school is no longer available for elections, we have a new polling location this year for Ward 1 at the Champlin United Methodist Church. The ward map is shown on page 14. 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 – NEW 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 WHAT’S INSIDE 4 6 7 10 13 14 16 • 2012 Park Projects • Andrews Park Phase 1 • Champ-O-Lantern Softball Tournament • Champlin Ice Forum • Final Farmers Market • Ward Polling Locations • Sample Ballot The LWV Minnesota online voter guide posted at www.vote411.org has all candidates from federal to local offices. They also host a website at www.lwvmn.org that has useful voter information. Absentee Voting Absentee voting began September 21st for the General 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 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City Hall will be open extra hours on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Monday, November 5th until 5 p.m. for absentee voting. Continued on page 3... 2 01 2

General Election

Tuesday, November 6th | 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

This Presidential Election promises a high voter turnout. The General Election ballot is presented in full on the back cover of this newsletter. Voters are encouraged to review the list of candidates and questions and do their research. Voters should be aware that if they do not vote on the constitutional amendment ballot questions their lack of vote will be counted as a no vote. There are several excellent sources of information including the Secretary of State’s Office, League of Women Voters, Champlin-Dayton Press and political party offices.

Secretary of State’s Office

The Secretary of State’s Office hosts a comprehensive website at www.sos.state.mn.us and an elections specific website at www.MNvotes.org They have information on federal, state and judicial candidates including website links for individual candidates.

League of Women Voters

The League of Women Voters, Anoka, Blaine, Coon Rapids Area (LWVABC) sponsored a City Council candidate forum on September 20th which can now be watched online at www.qctv.org

The LWVABC prints a Voter Guide that is available at City Hall and includes biographies for the Presidential, MN Senate, MN Congressional and Federal Court Judge candidates.

The LWV Minnesota online voter guide posted at www.vote411.org has all candidates from federal to local offices. They also host a website at www.lwvmn.org that has useful voter information.

Champlin Dayton Press

Throughout the month of October the Champlin Dayton Press will be profiling Champlin City Council, Three Rivers Park District, Hennepin County, State Representative and Federal Representative candidates.

Read the full article at http://mydigitalpublication.com/article/General+Election/1203090/129338/article.html.

Wards & Polling Locations

Redistricting occurred this year, however, only one section of Ward 2 was moved to Ward 1 otherwise the wards remained the same. Because the Champlin Elementary school is no longer available for elections, we have a new polling location this year for Ward 1 at the Champlin United Methodist Church. The ward map is shown on page 14.

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 – NEW

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

Read the full article at http://mydigitalpublication.com/article/Wards+%26amp%3B+Polling+Locations/1203093/129338/article.html.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting began September 21st for the General 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 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City Hall will be open extra hours on Saturday, November 3rd from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Monday, November 5th until 5 p.m. for absentee voting.

Absentee ballots must be returned in person by 5 p.m. on Monday, November 5th, by agent delivery by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6th or with the last mail delivery on November 6th. Absentee ballots cannot be delivered to the polls and must be returned to City Hall.

Read the full article at http://mydigitalpublication.com/article/Absentee+Voting/1203095/129338/article.html.

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