What if I cannot get to the polls on Election Day?
You may cast an absentee ballot if you are unable to get to your polling site on Election Day. Absentee ballots are available 45 days before an election.

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 Mail
To 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 Person
Up 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:

Office Hours:

City of Burnsville and Dakota County Hastings
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Apple Valley Service Center
Monday & Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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1. Who is eligible to vote?
2. How do I register to vote?
3. What if I have changed my name or address since I last registered?
4. Why should I pre-register?
5. How do I register on Election Day?
6. Can I take time off of work to vote?
7. What if I cannot get to the polls on Election Day?
8. Can I get assistance if I am disabled?
9. What if I am not registered but still want to cast an absentee ballot?
10. How can I serve as an election judge?
11. Where can I find election results?