Voting Information

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

Upcoming Elections


State General/City Election: Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Are You Registered to Vote?
Voters must be registered with their current name and address. Voters who have moved or changed their name since the last election must re-register. You can register or update your registration online. Registering online prior to Election Day is encouraged. You can also register or update your registration at your polling place or at an early voting location when you vote. You will need proof of residence to register at your polling place. Learn more about registering when you vote

For additional information regarding voter registration, visit the Secretary of State's website.

Vote Early


In Minnesota, you can vote early with an absentee ballot beginning Friday, September 18, 2020.  You may cast an absentee ballot in person at City Hall during regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  City Hall will also be open for absentee voting from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 31.

However, we can only have 22 people in the lobby at a time, so make a plan early and bring a mask. Stop by early and avoid having to wait in a line.

Voting Early By Mail

You can apply for an absentee ballot on the Secretary of State’s website or you can complete an absentee ballot application form (PDF). Your completed absentee ballot application can be mailed, faxed, emailed or delivered in person to Lakeville City Hall.

If you have already applied for a General Election ballot, it will be mailed to you as soon as ballots become available. 

If you applied for an absentee ballot online, you can track the status of your ballot and confirm that it was received and counted.

For your ballot to count, remember this important information:

  1. Read the instructions that come with your ballot.
  2. Your signature envelope might have a box for a witness to complete and sign. Due to COVID-19, there is no witness requirement for registered voters for the November 3, 2020 State General Election. Non-registered voters will still need a witness, to indicate their proof of residence.
  3. Mail the ballot and forms back right away after you finish. Your returned ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day (November 3, 2020) and received by the city within the next seven calendar days (November 10). Return your ballot by mail or package delivery service (such as FedEx or UPS).  You may also drop off your ballot envelope in person at City Hall during regular business hours and no later than 3 p.m. on Election Day.  You can drop off ballots for up to three other voters. You will need to show identification with name and signature when returning a ballot for someone else.  You may not drop off your absentee ballot at your polling place on Election Day.

You can find more information, including Frequently Asked Questions, on the Secretary of State's website.

Video: How to return your absentee ballot as answered by the Minnesota Secretary of State (FOX9 News)

Election Day