Fort Snelling State Park

Photo credit: Joe Passe (2020)

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 League of Women Voters Dakota County hosted a forum for candidates seeking to represent District 56B in the Minnesota House of Representatives on Wednesday, September 26 at Burnsville City Hall. The video is available here. Thanks again to Burnsville Community TV for recording the forum, thank you to the candidates for their participation, and thank you to all of our volunteers that made the forum successful!

Absentee voting for the 2018 general election is underway! You can find information on how to vote absentee, where to vote absentee in person, how to register to vote, how to access a sample ballot, etc. on our Voter Resources page and at Our Voter Resources page also contains links to videos of candidate forums that have occurred within Dakota County.

St. Olaf College will host a series of speakers this fall discussing patriotism, nationalism, political polarization, American greatness, Israel, the media, etc. starting with David Brooks on Monday, Sept. 24. If you can't attend in person, they will all be recorded and livestreamed. More information is available here.

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