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Special Election 

The governor has issued a Writ of Special Election to fill a vacancy in House District 52B. The vacancy was caused by the resignation of Representative Ruth Richardson. House District 52B represents Mendota and parts of Mendota Heights and Eagan in Dakota County. 

Election Dates

  • Special Primary: November 16, 2023

  • Special Election: December 5, 2023

Voting Information

  • Special Primary: November 16, 2023

    • Absentee voting starts November 8 Request an absentee ballot

      • Due to the short timeline, we recommend dropping off your ballot at one of the in-person locations below

    • Vote early in-person at one of the locations below. Except as noted, open 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on 11/8 (W), 11/9 (Th), 11/13 (M), 11/14 (Tu), and 11/15 (W). Closed 11/10 (F) for Veterans Day.

      • Dakota County Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings MN 55033 *also open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on 11/11 (Sa) and until 5 PM on 11/15 (W)

      • Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Rd W, West St Paul MN 55118

      • Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley MN 55124

    • Pre-register by October 26 or register on election day

    • Find your polling place - polling places will be open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Thursday 11/16

  • Special Election: December 5, 2023

    • Absentee voting starts November 27Request an absentee ballot

      • Due to the short timeline, we recommend dropping off your ballot at one of the in-person locations below

    • Vote early in-person at one of the locations below. Except as noted, open 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on 11/27 (M), 11/28 (Tu), 11/29 (W), 11/30 (Th), 12/1 (F), and 12/4 (M). 

      • Dakota County Administration Center, 1590 Highway 55, Hastings MN 55033 *also open 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on 12/2 (Sa) and until 5 PM on 12/4 (M)

      • Dakota County Northern Service Center, 1 Mendota Rd W, West St Paul MN 55118

      • Dakota County Western Service Center, 14955 Galaxie Ave, Apple Valley MN 55124

    • Pre-register by November 28 or register on election day

    • Find your polling place - polling places will be open 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Tuesday 12/5

Visit MNVotes.org to find out how to register to vote, where to vote, what is on the ballot, and more.

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