2024 Election Dates
- Presidential Nomination Primary - Tuesday, March 5, 2024
- State and Local Primary - Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2024
- General Election - Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2024
Find your voting location at https://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us.
March 5 Presidential Primary
The Presidential Nomination Primary is different than other elections as you will only vote for presidential candidate, and you will need to choose a ballot for only ONE major political party. Learn more about voting in the primary.
Presidential Primary - Dates to Vote Early In Person
Absentee applications are available at City Hall. Learn more about your options for voting in the "How to Vote" section below.
- Jan. 19 - March 4: Burnsville residents can apply and vote in person at Burnsville City Hall during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Feb. 16 - March 4: Direct balloting begins. Voters can place their ballot directly into the ballot counter to be counted immediately
- Saturday, March 2: Extended hours. Voters can vote in person at Burnsville City Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Vote In Person on Election Day
If you wish to vote in person on Election Day there are a few things to know:
- Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Find your polling/voting location
- In Minnesota, you can register to vote or update your voter registration at your polling location on Election Day
- Learn what you need to bring to register on Election Day
Vote In Person Before Election Day
Any Minnesota voter can apply to vote early in person. Absentee applications are available at City Hall. You will receive an absentee ballot on-site to vote.
2024 Presidential Primary
- Jan. 19 - March 4: Burnsville residents can apply and vote in-person at Burnsville City Hall during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
- Friday, Feb. 16: Direct balloting begins. Voters can place their ballot directly into the ballot counter to be counted immediately
- Saturday, March 2: Extended hours. Vote in person at Burnsville City Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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 away from 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.
- Return the ballot to the Ballot Dropbox in front of Burnsville City Hall or mail the ballot back to Dakota County as soon as possible. It will be opened and counted within a week prior to Election Day.
- You can apply for a ballot any time during the year, except the day of the election. Leave time for election officials to mail your ballot. Your returned ballot must be received by Election Day.
Convenient Ways to Help You Vote
At the City of Burnsville, we continue to look for creative solutions to help you vote and reduce traffic at polling sites.
Ballot Drop Box
Absentee ballots can be returned by mail (see the "How to Vote" section above) or hand delivered to the ballot drop box located outside of Burnsville City Hall, 100 Civic Center Parkway. It can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week until 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Voting Assistance for Mobility Challenges
If you have a disability or a physical limitation and need assistance to vote in person at City Hall or at your polling site, please give us a call at 952-895-4491 and we are happy to assist. Options are available to ensure you are able to take part in the voting process. There will be signs indicating parking options for voting assistance at City Hall and at polling sites.
100 Civic Center Parkway
Burnsville, MN 55337
Election Hot Line: 952-895-4491
Monday to Friday
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.