Candidate Forum - Monday, June 25, 2018, 7:00 pm
Candidate Forum on Monday evening, June 25: Meet and hear from the candidates for Mayor and Councilmember Ward 4 who will be on the August 14 Primary Election ballot. Three candidates filed for each of these offices, and the Primary Election process calls for the slate of candidates to be narrowed to two for the General Election. The forum, hosted by League of Women Voters ABC, will be held in the Ramsey City Hall Council Chambers at 7:00 pm.
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 (www.sos.state.mn.us). For more information on absentee voting, you may contact City Clerk Jo Thieling at 763-433-9840 or email@example.com.
List of Candidates - 2018
Candidates for each seat are listed alphabetically.
- Andy Hillebregt, 17061 Bison Street NW, 612-723-0772, Email
- John Letourneau, 14607 Bowers Drive NW, 612-812-1770, Email
- Richard Wulf, 8309 156th Lane NW, 832-489-2113, Email
- Chris Riley, 15651 Andrie Street NW, 612-619-4265, Email
Councilmember Ward 1
- Nadine Heinrich, 15791 Neon Street NW, 763-257-3891, Email, website
- Jill Johns, 6043 - 174th Avenue NW, 612-963-8098, Email
Councilmember Ward 3
- Mike Olson, 15137 Ramsey Boulevard NW, 612-581-7223, Email
- Melody Shryock, 14250 Uranium Street NW, 763-712-1873, Email
Councilmember Ward 4
- Ralph Brauer, 14419 Waco Street NW, 763-777-1514
- Skip Carlson, 5839 142nd Avenue NW, 651-235-0031, Email
- Debra Musgrove, 15247 Fluorine Street NW, 763-208-6729
Electronic Poll Books are Coming to Your Polling Place!
Beginning with the Primary Election on August 14th, Anoka County voters, which includes the City of Ramsey, will check in at their voting precincts using a secure electronic poll book system which offers a more accurate and efficient check-in and registration process on Election Day. Also known as e-poll books, the technology has been in use in several Minnesota counties since 2016, and Anoka County is just one of many more counties moving forward with implementation in 2018.
The e-poll books replace the paper check-in process and instead use iPads with the voter rosters electronically loaded onto them. Minnesota laws and rules that guide the process on Election Day remain the same, but the tools used to perform those tasks will now be automated.
- All voters throughout Anoka County will experience the following differences:
- Voters can choose any line to check-in. They no longer need to find a specific line designated by their last name.
- Election judges will check-in registered voters via iPad, rather than paper roster binders.
- Election judges will register new voters via iPad, rather than paper forms.Voters will sign their name on a small slip of paper, rather than in the roster binder.
Benefits to the election process include:
- More efficient check-in – no need to flip through pages of voter rosters.
- More accurate check-in – the e-poll book system prevents voters from accidentally signing on the wrong line.
- Election Day registration information is captured electronically and the system is able to scan some information directly from a driver’s license.
- The system helps election judges by walking them through each step of the check-in and registration processes, virtually eliminating administrative errors.
- After the election, officials are able to directly upload Election Day vote history and registration data into the state system rather than performing manual data entry off paper forms, which can take months to complete.
The voter registration information in the e-poll books is never connected to the ballot counting machines or results reporting process. The two systems function independently of each other and never share information. On average, each polling place will have four e-poll books, but that will vary dependent on the size of the precinct.
Across the country, jurisdictions in at least 34 states currently use e-poll books. Anoka County’s specific e-poll book product, the KNOWiNK Poll Pad, has been used in 23 states and over 8 million voters were processed using the system in 2016.
Affidavits of Candidacy (pdf)
- John Letourneau - Mayor
- Nadine Heinrich - Councilmember Ward 1
- Chris Riley - Councilmember At-Large
- Richard Wulf - Mayor
- Debra Musgrove - Councilmember Ward 4
- Ralph Brauer - Councilmember Ward 4
- Jill Johns - Councilmember Ward 1
- Melody Shryock - Councilmember Ward 3
- Andy Hillebregt - Mayor
- Skip Carlson - Councilmember Ward 4
- Mike Olson - Councilmember Ward 3
Campaign Finance Reporting
Pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 211A.02, Subd. 6, Campaign Finance Reports will be posted within thirty (30) days of the receipt of the report and will remain available for four (4) years after the posting date.