The deadline for returning ballots for the Columbus municipal election is looming large, with next Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. being the latest ballots can be submitted to the Stillwater County Clerk & Recorder's Office. It is a mail ballot election, meaning all voting will be done through the mail. Ballots were sent out last month. Same day registration rules still apply, meaning residents can register and vote at the Clerk & Recorder's Office. All four races are contested.