Elections

2020 City and General Election Dates

DayElection Type
Jan. 17Absentee Balloting for Presidential Nominating Primary begins
Feb. 25Precinct Caucuses
Mar 3Presidential Nominating Primary Election Day
May 19 Candidate filing opens
June 2Candidate filing closes (5 p.m.)
June 26 Absentee Balloting for Primary begins
Aug. 11Primary Election Day
Sept. 18Absentee Voting and in-person direct balloting for General Election begins
Nov. 2Absentee voting and in-person direct balloting for General Election ends
Nov. 3General Election Day


Get Ready to Vote

Voting Options

In-Person Voting on Election Day

If you wish to vote in person on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 there are only a few things you need to know:

Vote In-Person Before Election Day

Any Minnesota voter can vote early in-person via direct balloting.

  • Burnsville residents can vote in-person at Burnsville City Hall during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
  • You will receive a ballot on-site and place it directly into the ballot counter to be counted immediately

Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Any Minnesota voter may apply to have an absentee ballot sent to them – no reason needs to be given and the voter is not required to be out of their precinct on Election Day. Absentee ballots can be returned by mail or dropped off at Burnsville City Hall. There are only a few steps to take when voting absentee:

  • Request an absentee ballot at www.mnvotes.org
  • Once you have your ballot, carefully read the included instructions on how to complete the ballot
  • Due to COVID-19, registered voters are not required to have a witness sign their ballot. Non-registered voters will still need a witness to indicate their proof of residence  
  • Mail the ballot back as soon as possible. It will be opened and counted within a week prior to Election Day

Any ballots received after Election Day will not be accepted. Absentee ballots must be received at Burnsville City Hall by 3 p.m. on Election Day. Being postmarked by Election Day does not mean a ballot will be counted. 

Please contact us if you need further assistance with your election questions at 952-895-4490 or email.