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Posted on: July 6, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Primary Election - August 14, 2018

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Primary Election
The Primary Election is Tuesday, August 14, 2018.  All polling places are open from 7:00 am – 8:00 pm.  For more information, including the list of polling locations and where you vote, visit  You may also obtain information by calling City Clerk Jo Thieling at 763-433-9840 or emailing at 

City Council Candidates

The local seats open for the 2018 election are as follows:  Mayor (special election, partial term - ending January 4, 2021) Councilmember At-Large, Councilmember Ward 1, Councilmember Ward 3 (all regular, four-year terms), and Councilmember Ward 4 (special election, partial term – ending January 4, 2021).  Following are the candidates, listed in alphabetical order, and offices sought.  Andy Hillebregt, John LeTourneau and Richard Wulf for Mayor; Chris Riley for Councilmember At-Large, Nadine Heinrich and Jill Johns for Councilmember Ward 1; Mike Olson and Melody Shryock for Councilmember Ward 3; and Ralph Brauer, Skip Carlson and Debra Musgrove for Councilmember Ward 4.  The Mayoral race and the Councilmember Ward 4 race will be on the Primary Election Ballot.  The two candidates in each race receiving the most votes will move on to the General Election Ballot.  A Primary is not necessary for the races with two or less candidates.

Contact information for each of the candidates is available on the City’s website at, or by calling City Clerk Jo Thieling at 763-433-9840 or emailing at  

In-Person Absentee Voting

Ramsey residents may vote in-person absentee at the Ramsey Municipal Center or the Anoka County Government Center, beginning Friday, June 29.  Voting can be done from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.  City Hall will be open for absentee voting on Saturday, August 11, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and until 5:00 pm on Monday, August 13.  You may also vote absentee via U.S. mail by contacting Anoka County Elections for an application at 763-324-1300 or requesting an application on-line from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s website (  For more information on absentee voting, you may contact City Clerk Jo Thieling at 763-433-9840 or

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