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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!


Polls open 7am-8pm NOVEMBER 7, 2023

LEARN ABOUT THE CANDIDATES This year is critical for local elections and your vote will have a direct impact on your city and schools. Learn what candidates stand for before you head to the polls to make informed voting decisions. Visit to view an online nonpartisan voter's guide. We invited every candidate in MN to participate. You can even find your polling place and view available candidate forums and more! The site is fully translatable into Spanish.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS Did you know that you have the right to vote as long as you are in line by 8pm? Or that you can vote if you are no longer incarcerated? Our Secretary of State wants to make it easy for you to cast your ballot and there are many resources available to help you do that. Visit the Secretary of State’s site and check out the options and be sure to read and share the Voters Bill of Rights. Questions? Metro Area: 651-215-1440 Greater MN: 1-877-600-VOTE (8683) MN Relay Service: 711

CAST YOUR BALLOT Voting is our right. Each election is a chance to shape our democracy. Find your polling place. If you aren't registered yet, don't worry, you can do so at your early voting location (through November 6th) when you vote early by absentee ballot OR your can register at your polling place on Election Day. Remember that Election Judges are there to help you, so feel free to ask them questions.

ELECTIONS 411: LEARN HOW ELECTIONS IN MN WORK Help fight mis and disinformation by learning how elections work. Visit Elections411 and browse by topic. Get more in depth at the Secretary of State's site. Knowledge is power!

Our work across the state isn't flashy but it is vital to our Democracy. Read today's editorial by the Star Tribune.

Four Candidates File for 4-year Seats, Three File for 2-year Seat

On November 7, Inver Grove Heights Schools residents will vote on four 4-year ISD 199 School Board seats and one 2-year seat.

The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. More information will be posted at as it becomes available.

To view the forum, link to the League of Women Voters Dakota County YouTube site here.

The South St. Paul Public Schools is holding a special School Board election on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, to fill the vacancy that resulted from the unexpected passing of Bernie Beermann. The candidate elected on November 7 will fill the remainder of Mr. Beermann’s term that expires January 2027.

The League of Women Voters Dakota County conducted a candidate forum on Septemer 28, 2023, to get to know the candidates and their positions on pertinent topics. Link to the candidate forum at our YouTube channel here.

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