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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Absentee Ballots Now Accepted!

Absentee Ballot Dropoff


All Minnesota voters are allowed to vote early and do not need a valid reason to vote by Absentee Ballot.  For residents of West St. Paul, Absentee Ballots are issued by Dakota County Elections Offices.  Absentee Ballots received at County Offices will be couriered to West St. Paul City Hall for processing by the City Clerk’s Office.

Absentee Ballots for the 2020 General Election will be available 46 days before the election, starting Friday, September 18th.  Anyone wishing to vote by Absentee Ballot must first complete and submit an Absentee Ballot Application.  You may choose to vote by mail or vote in person at any Dakota County Elections Office (see locations below).  City Staff pick up Absentee Ballots submitted at the Northern Service Center on a daily basis.  You may also choose to take your Absentee Ballot with you and drop it off at City Hall, which is where your Absentee Ballot will be processed and counted.  A secure drop box for Absentee Ballots is available at City Hall in the main entry between the double set of doors.  This area is under 24-hour video surveillance, and the drop box is emptied daily.  All ballots, whether voted by absentee or at the polling site, remain secured at City Hall for 22 months following each election, after which time they are destroyed.

Request and Absentee Ballot here or stop by any Dakota County Elections Office to vote in person.  Absentee Ballots are not available at West St. Paul City Hall. 

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