Elections

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Election Day


Unofficial results from the November 6 election show that Tammy Block and Paul Essler won seats on the Rosemount City Council. The counts are posted at the websites of Dakota County and the Minnesota Secretary of State.

Results of City races will not be final until canvassed by the City Council during a special meeting.The meeting has been set for Tuesday, November 13, at 4:30 p.m. in City Hall. 

New four-year terms for the Council and Mayor Bill Droste, who ran unopposed, will begin January 1.

Candidate filings


The filing period for candidates for City offices ended June 5, 2018. For the office of Mayor, only William Droste (the incumbent) filed for election. For two seats on the City Council, the candidates were Tammy Block, Mark DeBettignies, Paul Essler, and Shaun Nelson (DeBettignies and Nelson are the incumbents). [Candidate database on Minnesota Secretary of State website.] 

2018 election calendar

  • Early voting for primary begins: June 29
  • Primary election: August 14
  • Early voting for general election begins: September 21
  • General election: November 6

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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