Requesting a ballot is a two step process. First, you must complete an absentee ballot application. Then, you will receive a blank ballot to vote and return to us. If you are eligible to vote absentee, you may do so either by mail or in person.
By MailTo have an absentee ballot application mailed to you, notify the City of Burnsville by mail, fax, email or phone (952-895-4490). After we receive the completed application, an absentee ballot will be sent to you. Please allow plenty of time to complete the process. All absentee ballots must be received by Election Day.
In PersonUp until the day before the election, you may complete an absentee ballot application, receive your ballot and vote in person at the City of Burnsville City Hall or at the two Dakota County locations - Hastings and Apple Valley:
City of Burnsville and Dakota County HastingsMonday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Apple Valley Service CenterMonday & Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Printing a voter registration application on your personal computer printer and mailing it to the Dakota County Offices is another option.
You can also register to vote when applying for or renewing your drivers' license. The information will be forwarded to Dakota County for processing.
Since 2008, voter registration information will be automatically updated when eligible voters permanently change their addresses with the U.S.P.S.
Pre-registration closes 20 days prior to an election.
If you have moved since last registering to vote, it is important to update your voter registration information so that you are voting for the candidates who will represent you.
To register on Election Day, you must have one of the following forms of identification showing your current address:
Students The above proof of residency also apply for college students in addition to:
Election judges are an integral part of the election process. The hours for working on Election Day are 6 a.m. until votes are counted after the polls close at 8 p.m. Election judges may serve as many hours as needed in the precinct to which they are assigned. All judges must attend a training session before working at the polls on Election Day. If you are interested in serving as an election judge, please contact City Clerk's Office at 952-895-4490.
City of Burnsville election results can be found on the Dakota County local elections page
Dakota County election results can be found on the Dakota County, county elections page
Minnesota State election results can be found on the Minnesota election results page