Voting Options

  1. Absentee Ballot
  2. Direct Ballot
  3. Designated Agent
  4. On Election Day

Voting by Absentee Ballot

  • 46-day period before a primary, general or special election
  • Monday - Friday during the normal business hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Last Saturday before Election Day from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
  • Day before Election Day until 5:00 p.m.

In person:

  • Rosemount City Hall, 2875 145th Street West, Rosemount, MN 55068
  • Dakota County Offices: 
    • Western Service Center in Apple Valley
    • Dakota County Administration Center in Hastings
    • Northern Service Center in West St. Paul

By mail:

To request a ballot, complete an Absentee Ballot Application and return the application in-person, by mail, email, or fax.

  • Mail: Dakota County Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Suite 2300, Hastings, MN 55033
  • Email:
  • Fax:  651-438-4391

An absentee ballot can also be requested online for federal, state, and county elections only.

Absentee Ballot Status

The Absentee Ballot Lookup allows voters to track where their ballot is in the process and when it has been successfully counted. In addition, helpful links to additional voter resources such as county auditor contacts and a listing of candidates appearing on voters' ballots is also provided. The Absentee Ballot Lookup can be accessed at the Secretary of State website.