Submitted by mmunzenrider on Wed, 08/12/2015 - 9:24am
Candidate filing for city and school district elections -- those that didn't have a primary -- closed Aug. 11 following the two-week filing period, and some of this November's off-year elections are sizing up to be more competitive than others.
City ponders local elections changes
New Brighton's polling places are set for the city’s voters this fall.
The New Brighton City Council approved the city's new Precinct 8 polling place at Sunny Square Park Neighborhood Center during its July 14 council meeting.
The council approved a reconfigured precinct map in March that added three precincts and caused the relocation of many residents to new polling places.
The New Brighton Department of Public Safety has opened registration for National Night Out 2015, which will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4. Once again, NBDPS is conducting a food and school supply drive for those in need.
New Brighton approved seven of eight proposed polling places at its June 23 City Council meeting. City clerk Terri Haarstad said polling places need to be located within one mile of the border of the precinct they serve. The proposed polls at Sunny Square Park Neighborhood Center were not approved and could be moved to nearby Sunnyside Elementary School or Irondale High School. The council will revisit the location of the Precinct 8 polling place at its July 14 meeting. (courtesy of New Brighton)
If New Brighton residents show up this year at the same polling place they voted at last year, they may be in for a surprise.
Twin Cities Professional Network members Randy Atkinson, a carpet cleaner and Amy Wakem, an insurance agent, consolidate trash at New Brighton’s Veterans Park, during TCPN’s biannual park cleanup on June 9. (Danielle Korby/Bulletin)
Carol Pech is a real estate agent but says she learns something new about other professions all the time.