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Absentee voting starts next week for Ely primary

Posted 2/17/21

ELY – A recording of the Ely mayoral candidate forum held this week at City Hall can be viewed on YouTube (search for Ely Mayoral Candidate Forum 2021). The event was co-hosted by The Ely …

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Absentee voting starts next week for Ely primary

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ELY – A recording of the Ely mayoral candidate forum held this week at City Hall can be viewed on YouTube (search for Ely Mayoral Candidate Forum 2021). The event was co-hosted by The Ely Rotary Club and the American Association of University Women-Ely Branch.
The event was held after the Timberjay’s deadline this week. Read a summary of the comments by the six candidates in the Feb. 26 issue of the Timberjay.
Ely resident Micca Leider, a first-time candidate for public office, joins four current city council members, Angela Campbell, Jerome Debeltz, Paul Kess and Heidi Omerza, and former Ely mayor Roger Skraba on the primary ballot for an election on Tuesday, April 13. The top two vote-getters will face off in a general election on Tuesday, Aug. 10.
Absentee voting for the mayoral primary election begins on Friday, Feb. 26. Voters will need to complete an absentee ballot application, available in the Ely City Clerk’s office or the foyer in the entrance of City Hall. Voters can also call 218-365-3224, ext. 2, or email deputyclerk@ely.mn.us to have an application sent by mail.
The City Clerk’s office will be open Monday - Friday 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and on Monday, April 12 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for early primary election voting. 
Absentee voting for the Aug. 10 general election will begin on Friday, June 25. For the general election, absentee/early voting opens on Friday, June 25.  The City Clerk’s office will be open Monday - Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., on Saturday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., and on Monday, Aug. 9 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. for early general election voting. 

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