Primary vote set for this Tuesday

• Decisions needed on Ward 4 Elk River City Council, House District 30 B and in the Sixth District of the U.S. Congress


by Jim Boyle


Polls will open at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, in Elk River and elsewhere as voters pare the number of candidates in local, state and federal races.

They will close at 8 p.m.

To find out where your polling place is, go to the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Polling Place Finder at

In Elk River, voters will trim the number of candidates seeking the Elk River City Council Ward 4 seat from three to two. Dennis G. Chuba, Paul S. Motin and Jennifer Wagner are seeking the Ward 4 seat.

Elk River voters must also help decide the fate of 6th District congressional Republican candidates Tom Emmer and Rhonda Sivarajah.

Voters can only vote in the precinct in which they maintain legal residence.

Polling places in the city of Elk River:

–Ward 1 Precinct 1A, City Hall, 13065 Orono Parkway.

–Ward 1 Precinct 1B, United Methodist Church, 1304 Main St.

–Ward 2 Precinct 2A, River of Life Church, 21695 Elk Lake Road.

–Ward 2 Precinct 2B, Meadowvale School, 12701 Elk Lake Road.

–Ward 3 Precinct 3A, Elk River Activity Center, 413 Proctor Ave.

–Ward 3 Precinct 3B, Lions Park Center, 1104 Lions Park Drive.

–Ward 4 Precinct 4A, The Church of St. Andrew, 566 Fourth St.

–Ward 4 Precinct 4B, Twin Lakes Christian Assemblies of God Church, 18912 Twin Lakes Road NW.

Otsego primary

Across the Mississippi River, Republican voters will weigh in on Minnesota House District 30B, where Eric Lucero and Kevin Kasel are seeking the GOP nod from voters. Lucero has the Republican party endorsement, but Kasel is challening him for the right to be on the ballot in November.

Otsego precincts and polling locations are as follows:

–Precinct 1A, Otsego Prairie Center, 8899 Nashua Ave. NE (please use the main entrance).

–Precincts 2A and 3, Otsego Elementary, 8125 River Road NE (please use Door 1).


Polling places will remain the same as the 2012 election for the 2014 primary and general election.

The Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Building, 26750 Fifth St. W., will be the polling place for Precinct 1 and Zimmerman Evangelical Free Church, 25620 Fourth St. W. will be the polling place for Precinct 2.