Early voting has begun for the August 10 special election to elect a new mayor for Brooklyn Park. The contest is between the DFL endorsed Hollies Winston and Lisa Jacobson who has the endorsement of the city’s former Republican mayor.
Jacobson and Winston were the top two candidates to emerge out of a field of seven candidates during the April 13 primary special election.
Through August 9, voters can vote from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Brooklyn Park City Hall located at 5200 85th Ave N. You can also vote by mail by applying for an Absentee Ballot which can be downloaded from the city’s website at this link or picking up the application at City Hall. If downloading or going to city hall are not an option for you, call 763-493-8119 to request the application be mailed to you.
After completing and signing your absentee ballot application, email it to email@example.com. Or if you prefer, you can mail it to:
Hennepin County Elections Government Center
300 S. 6th St MC 012 Minneapolis MN 55487-0012
Early voting in-person on a Saturday
You want to vote in-person before election day but can only do it on a weekend? You can do so at City Hall on Saturday, August 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
About Tom Gitaa Gitaa
Born and raised in Kenya's coastal city of Mombasa, Tom is the Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Mshale which has been reporting on the news and culture of African immigrants in the United States since 1995. He has a BA in Business from Metro State University and a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He was the original host of Talking Drum, the signature current affairs show on the African Broadcasting Network (ABN-America), which was available nationwide in the United States via the Dish Network satellite service. On the show, he interviewed Nobel laureates such as 2004 Nobel Peace prize winner, Professor Wangari Maathai, the first woman from Africa to win the peace prize and heads of states. Tom has served and chaired various boards including Global Minnesota (formerly Minnesota International Center), the sixth largest World Affairs Council in the United States. He has previously served as the first Black President of the Board of Directors at Books for Africa. He also serves on the boards of New Vision Foundation and the Minnesota Multicultural Media Consortium. He has previously served two terms on the board of the United Nations Association. An avid runner, he retired from running full marathons after turning 50 and now only focuses on training for half marathons.
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