The League of Women Voters of Dakota County is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences policy through education and advocacy. We meet monthly and also host candidate forums, issue forums, and other events of interest to the community. Please attend one of our meetings or contact us for more information!


The main topic at our August meeting will be "Protecting Consumers Through the Energy Transition" with Annie Levenson-Falk, Executive Director, Citizens Utility Board of Minnesota. The Citizens Utility Board (CUB) of Minnesota is a nonprofit advocate for affordable and reliable utility service and clean energy for Minnesota residents and small businesses.

The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and may be accessed using this link. As always, our meetings are free and open to all who wish to attend!

Updated: Jul 23

The main topic at our July meeting was a presentation titled "We the People: The Ratification Debate" with LWV of Dakota County member Frank Sachs. Throughout a series of state ratification conventions emerges a vigorous defense of the new Constitution that became known as The Federalist Papers. Written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay, these 85 essays have come to define how our government was meant to function and they created a call for a Bill of Rights. Frank Sachs recently retired from The Blake School where he primarily taught AP U.S. Government & Politics, U.S. Constitutional Law, and American History.

The meeting was held virtually via Zoom. Video of the meeting will be available soon for those who were unable to attend.

Absentee voting in the 2020 primary election began on Friday, June 26. Voters who requested absentee ballots should be receiving them soon. Voters can view their sample ballot here and can track the status of their absentee ballot here. Our Voter Resources page includes a full list of all in-person absentee voting locations in Dakota County and Scott County. Those who need to register or update their voter registration may do so at any time when casting an absentee ballot. Those planning to vote at a polling place on primary day, August 11, either need to register to vote by July 21 or register on election day.

Due to COVID-19 there are concerns about having sufficient election judges during the 2020 general election. If you are interested you can apply to be an election judge in Dakota County here.

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