Absentee voting begins Jan. 9 for the upcoming referendum election in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Residents are being asked to vote on two questions that would fund Vision One91, a plan to redesign the district to meet the needs of today’s learners and ensure each student is real-world ready.
To vote absentee, District 191 residents must submit an application to receive their ballots and then submit the ballot for counting.
Dakota County voters can receive an application through the county website at www.co.dakota.mn.us, through the District 191 website at www.isd191.org/referendum, or in person at the District 191 Administrative Services Center, 100 River Ridge Court in Burnsville.
Scott County residents can download absentee ballot applications at www.isd191.org/referendum or pick them up in person at the District 191 Administrative Services Center. Absentee voting is not available at any Scott County offices.
Residents in both counties can also pick up applications at any District 191 school.
Completed applications can be mailed, faxed, or scanned and emailed to the contact information listed on the form, or they can be brought to the District 191 Administrative Services Center, 100 River Ridge Court, where voters can cast their ballots from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. during regular business days starting on Jan. 9. Dakota County residents can also submit their absentee ballots in person at Dakota County Service Centers in Apple Valley and Hastings until the final day for absentee voting, which is Monday, Feb. 23, until 5 p.m.
Election day is Tuesday, Feb. 24, with the new combined polling places open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information about the referendum, visit the district’s website at www.isd191.org/referendum where you will find a summary of Vision One91, a sample ballot, polling place information, tax impact numbers and more.
Dakota County is overseeing the election for all of District 191, including the Scott County portion.