Voting Information

The City Clerk's office is responsible for election administration in Lakeville.

The General Election is Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Polls will be open that day from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website for election results after the polls have closed.

Find Your Polling Location

To find your polling location, download the 2016 polling places (PDF) or visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

Voter Registration

To vote, you must be:
  • A U.S. citizen
  • At least 18 years old
  • A Minnesota resident for at least 20 days on Election Day
  • Properly registered
You must re-register if:
  • Your name or address changes.
  • You have not voted in 4 years.
Find out if you are already registered on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

Pre-registration has ended. You will need to register at your polling place on Election Day. Visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website for instructions on how to register on Election Day.

Absentee Voting

Absentee ballots for the November 8, 2016 General Election are now available at City Hall during regular business hours.

To receive an absentee ballot, submit this written application (PDF) to City of Lakeville Elections at:
20195 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044

Fax: 952-985-4499

Your absentee ballot materials will be mailed to the address indicated on the application. Applications may be returned by mail, fax, or as a scanned attachment to an email. You may also submit an online application on the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

Each person must apply for themselves. It is a felony to make a false statement in an application for an absentee ballot, to attempt to cast an illegal ballot, or to help anyone to cast an illegal ballot.

Voters may cast an absentee ballot in person at City Hall for the November 8, 2016 General Election. City offices are open for absentee voting during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. City Hall will also be open for absentee voting on Saturday, November 5, 2016, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

In special situations, you may ask an agent to pick up and return an absentee ballot for you. This is called "agent delivery." To qualify, you must live in a nursing home, assisted living facility, residential treatment center, group home, battered women's shelter, or be hospitalized or unable to go to the polling place due to incapacitating health reasons or a disability. For more information, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.

For additional information on absentee voting, including military and overseas voting, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State's website.