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Absentee voting under way until Aug. 13

Absentee voting has begun for Rosemount's primary election. City clerk Amy Domeier said eligible voters who can't get to the polls on election day can cast their ballots now.

"It's nice that people can still vote even if they can't get to the polls," said Domeier.

Absentee voters have several options for filling out a ballot. They can vote in person at city hall or by mail. Absentee voters must fill out an application, which is available on the city's website.

Residents can vote absentee for the following reasons: absence from precinct; illness or disability; religious discipline, observance or holiday; serving as an election judge or emergency declared by the governor; or quarantine declared by federal or state government.

Domeier said if voters are not already registered to vote at their current address, they will need to fill out a voter registration application and show proof of residence.

Absentee ballots will be accepted through Aug. 13. The primary election will be held Aug. 14. City hall is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Saturday before the election city hall will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day before the election city hall will be open until 5 p.m.

There are a number of races on the primary ballot, including city council. Voters will narrow the city council field from six to four. For the primary election, voters cannot cross party lines.

For more information on absentee voting visit the city's website at

Emily Zimmer
Emily Zimmer has worked as a staff writer for the Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. She has a degree in journalism from Minnesota State University, Mankato. Outside of work, Emily enjoys running, reading and gardening. You can follow Emily's gardening adventures at the Areavoices blog East of Weedin'
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