Eligible voters can register to vote by completing a Voter Registration Application before the election, or they can wait to register on the day of the election. Pre-registration for the 2012 State General Election is closed. Voters must register at the pols or through the absentee balloting process.
When to register
Residents should register to vote when any of the following take place:
- Upon turning 18 years old
- Name changes
- Address changes
Check to see if you’re registered
Go to the Minnesota Secretary of State website to find out if you are registered to vote at your current address.
You can pre-register to vote in person by going to the following locations to complete a Voter Registration Application:
- Administration Center - Hastings
- Northern Service Center - West St. Paul
- Western Service Center - Apple Valley
- City Offices
Complete a Voter Registration Application (English or Spanish) and send to:
1590 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033-2343
Election Day registration
Go to the Minnesota Secretary of State website for requirements to register on Election Day.
For questions on voter registration, contact Dakota County Elections at firstname.lastname@example.org.