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Chrissy Serres
P: 763-531-1145

Crystal City Council Filing Period (May 19 - June 2, 2020)
The Crystal City Council is comprised of a mayor and six council members. The city is divided into two sections and four wards. The mayor is elected at large; council members must reside in the section (if filing for a section seat) or ward (if filing for a ward seat) of the city in which they are running for office. This year’s elections will consist of electing a member to the following municipal offices (all seats are four-year terms):

   • Mayor
   • Council Member Section I
   • Council Member Ward 3
   • Council Member Ward 4

Candidates running for elective office must be an eligible voter and at least 21 years of age upon assuming office. A primary election will be held if more than two candidates file for the same municipal office.

Affidavits of Candidacy and Filing Fee
Affidavits of candidacy will be accepted at Crystal City Hall from May 19 – June 2. Due to COVID-19, please consider filing by mail. In-person filing is available, if needed, by appointment. Contact the city clerk’s office at Chrissy.Serres@crystalmn.gov or 763-531-1145 to schedule an appointment.

Process by Mail or Drop-off
Affidavit process:
   1. Complete all but the signature on the Affidavit of Candidacy (PDF).
   2. Sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary.

Submit the Affidavit
   1. Submit your completed affidavit along with the $25 filing fee (check made payable to: City of Crystal).
   2. Upon receipt of completed affidavit, we will contact you at the email or phone number included on your affidavit of candidacy to confirm and to provide a candidate filing packet.

Mail completed affidavit and payment to the following address:
City of Crystal
Attn: City Clerk
4141 Douglas Dr. N.
Crystal, MN 55422

A drop box is available at city hall in lieu of mailing. For the affidavit to be accepted, the filing fee must be received no later than 5 p.m. on June 2, 2020, the end of the filing period.

File in person (by appointment):
Before you arrive:
   1. Email Chrissy.Serres@crystalmn.gov to make an appointment.
   2. Complete all but the signature of the Affidavit of Candidacy (PDF).
   3. Sign the affidavit in the presence of a notary. If needed, notaries are available at city hall for a $5 fee, with picture ID.

At the Office
Arrive at city hall (administration entrance) at your scheduled time. The city clerk will come to assist you. The filing process will be done at a safe distance. Please maintain at least six feet between yourself and the person in front of or around you.

Candidate Withdrawal
Candidates who have filed for a municipal office but who wish to withdraw from the process must complete the Affidavit of Withdrawal (PDF). This form must be delivered to the city clerk no later than 5 p.m. on June 4, 2020.

 IMPORTANT 2020 ELECTION DATES
 June 26  Primary Election absentee voting begins
 July 21  Primary Election pre-registration ends 5 p.m.
 Aug. 8  Absentee voting extended hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Aug. 10  Primary Election, in-person absentee voting closes 5 p.m.
 Aug. 11  Primary Election Day. Polls open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m..
 Sept. 18  General Election absentee voting begins
 Oct. 13  General Election pre-registration ends 5 p.m.
 Oct. 31  Absentee voting extended hours: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 Nov. 2  General Election, in-person absentee voting closes 5 p.m.
 Nov. 3   General Election: Polls open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Disclaimer:Information is subject to change based on actions of the Minnesota Legislature and current rule-making.

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