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Regular Absentee Ballot Voting
Qualified voters in the State of Minnesota can vote by absentee ballot if they are unable to be at their polling place on Election Day for one of the following reasons
(Minn. Stat. 203B.02)
Absence from the precinct
Illness or disability
Religious discipline or observance of religious holiday
Serving as election judge in another precinct
Isolation or quarantine orders
Advisory to avoid public places because of threat to public health
Availability of Absentee Ballot Applications:
Absentee ballot applications will be available at the Burnsville City Hall and at Dakota County Treasurer-Auditor Office in Hastings or Service Desk at the Western Service Center in Apple Valley. An absentee ballot may be requested for a specific election or for all elections within an election year.
You can request an absentee ballot application in person, by internet, mail, fax, or telephone. You may mail, email, or deliver your application to us.
An absentee ballot application can be mailed to you by:
Calling Burnsville City Hall at 952-895-4400 or 952-895-4490
or by printing an *
Absentee Ballot Application
and mailing or faxing it to our office
Calling Dakota County Administration Center voice message system at 651-438-4380
or mailing or faxing a printed application to the Dakota County Office's
*Application is a pdf fillable form that needs to be printed, signed & dated and returned to the address included. The DOB field will need the /'s included and the phone field will not need the -'s.
Dates when absentee ballots are available:
An eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot in the Burnsville City Offices during the 46 days prior to the election.
(Minn. Stat. §204B.35, subd. 4)
Primary Election Absentee Balloting opens Friday, June 29, 2012
General Election Absentee Balloting opens Friday, September 21, 2012
When returning your completed voted ballot in person, to the county or municipal office, the ballot must be received by 5 p.m. on the day before the election. When returning your completed voted ballot by mail, the ballot must be received (not postmarked) in the mail on Election Day.
Absentee Ballot Voting Hours:
The Burnsville City Office will be open to accept absentee ballot applications and to vote by absentee ballot during normal working hours, Mon.- Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
There are extended hours for absentee voting on the Saturday and Monday before the election:
Extended hours for the 2012 Primary Election:
Saturday, November 3, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday, November 5, until 5 p.m.
Military or Temporary Overseas (Voters who maintain a residence in Minnesota)
Military personnel and citizens temporarily overseas are eligible to vote in the precinct where they maintain residence. A Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) must be completed and submitted to the county office in which you last resided.
Permanent Residence Outside of the United States
Citizens of the United States who are permanently residing outside the United States are entitled to vote in Minnesota if they maintained residence in Minnesota for at least 20 days prior to leaving the United States. A Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) must be completed and submitted to the county office in which they last resided.
If you are in the military or living overseas, visit the Secretary of State's website for
military and overseas voter services
Dakota County website
(Minn. Stat. 203B.11)
Voters who may use agent delivery:
Hospitalized or HCF voter
Individual in an adult residential program
Resident of a shelter for battered women
Resident of Assisted Living Facility (Minn. Stat. 144G)
Voter who has difficulty getting to polls due to incapacitating health reasons or disability
(Minn. Stat. 245A.02, subd. 14; 611A.37, subd. 4)
A voter may designate an agent to deliver the ballot to them during 7 days before the election. The voter needs to designate agent by 2:00 p.m. election day and the ballot must be returned to the auditor or clerk by 3:00 p.m. election day. An agent can be anyone other than the voter but must have a "pre-existing relationship" with the voter. They can not serve as an agent for more than three voters and cannot be a candidate in the election. They must be 18 years of age, show ID and complete a log provided by the auditor or clerk with the agent's name and address, voter's name and address, the pre-existing relationship and the agent's signature.
Safe at Home
(SAH Rules 8290.1400)
All absentee applications and requirements for absentee voting for persons eligible for the Safe at Home program will be handled by the Secretary of State's Office. For more information regarding the Safe At Home Program please visit the
Secretary of State's website
City of Burnsville
Minnesota 100 Civic Center Pkwy Burnsville, MN 55337
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