Elections

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NEW: Presidential Nomination Primary


In 2016 legislation was passed establishing a presidential nomination primary.

What you need to know



  • You will be able to vote early (in-person or by mail) or on Election Day. Absentee voting begins on January 17. Early voting is February 25-March 2 at City Hall.
  • When you vote, you must choose which major party’s ballot you want.
  • Which party you choose will not be public information, though it will be available to each major party.

What's on the ballot?



  • Only major political parties will participate; each party has its own ballot with only its candidates listed.
  • You will be required to request only one party's ballot when you vote, whether absentee or in-person at your polling place.
  • Your ballot will only list nominees for President for the party you requested.
  • A record of which party's ballot you selected will be made available to the major political parties.
  • Each major party chair will submit a list of candidates for their party, and will decide if there will be a write-in space on the party's ballot.
  • The presidential nomination primary results will determine Minnesota's delegates for each major party.

Will there still be precinct caucuses?



  • Yes. Precinct caucuses will take place on February 25 to conduct other party business.
Additional information about presidential primary available on the Minnesota Secretary of State website.

2020 election calendar


  • Political Party Caucuses: February 25, 2020
  • Presidential Primary: March 3, 2020
    • Absentee Voting: January 17 - March 2
    • Pre-registration ends February 11
    • Early Voting: February 25 - March 2
  • State Primary Election: August 11, 2020
  • General Election: November 3, 2020

Other Links

Candidate filing documents


Download the necessary information sheets and forms to file as a candidate.

Campaign Signs


The City regulates campaign signs. View the campaign sign regulations.

Campaign Finance Reports


View reports from candidates for City offices.

Vote Absentee


Changes in Minnesota Election laws now allow for absentee voting without an excuse. You may request an absentee ballot online at this time, which will be mailed out during the absentee voting period. Ballots may be obtained in person or through the mail. More information can be found on the Absentee Voting page.

Election Contact Information




Rosemount City Hall
Ph: (651) 322-2003
elections@ci.rosemount.mn.us

Dakota County Property Taxation and Records Department
Ph: (651) 438-4380

Minnesota Secretary of State
Ph: (651) 296-9073


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