The 2012 general election is Tuesday.
Most polling places open at 7 a.m., and all close at 8 p.m. To find out where to vote, see pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us.
Local races: Many county, city and school board races, as well as all state House and Senate seats, are on the ballot. For a complete sample ballot for your area, with links to candidate profiles, check out the Star Tribune's MyVote feature at www.startribune.com/a1844. Check the same page for customized results after the election. Following is a list of city and county races in Dakota County. An (i) denotes an incumbent.
District 1 (includes Hastings, Farmington, rural southern Dakota County): Christy Jo Fogarty; Mike Slavik.
District 3 (includes Mendota Heights and most of Eagan): Thomas Egan (i).
District 4 (includes southern Inver Grove Heights, southeastern Eagan and most of Rosemount): Bill Klein; Nancy Schouweiler (i).
District 5 (includes Burnsville): Dave Giles; Liz Workman (i).
District 6 (includes Lakeville): Paul J. Krause (i).
District 7 (includes Apple Valley and a sliver of western Rosemount): Chris Gerlach; Victoria "Vicki" Swanson.
Note: District 2, which includes West St. Paul, South St. Paul and northern Inver Grove Heights, is represented by Kathleen Gaylord. The seat is not on the ballot this year.
City Council (elect 2): Tom Goodwin (i); Ruth Grendahl (i); Michael Holsten; Wilma Ruppert; Nicholas Stepka.
Mayor: Elizabeth B. Kautz (i); Jerry Willenburg.
City Council (elect 2): Steve Cherney; Bruce Johnson; Suzanne Nguyen; Mary Sherry (i).
City Council (elect 2): Cyndee Fields (i); Meg Tilley (i).
Mayor: Todd Larson (i); David Pritzlaff; Jerry Wear.
City Council (elect 2): Douglas Bonar; Terry Donnelly (i); Kirk Zeaman.
Mayor: Paye Flomo (i); Timothy Skog.
Council Member (elect 2): Amanda Jensrud; John Knetter (i).
City Council, Ward 1: Anthony "Tony" Alongi (i); Michael "Mike" Grady.
City Council, Ward 2: Joe Balsanek (i).
City Council, Ward 3: Brian Meek; Tony Nelson (i).
City Council, Ward 4: Danna Elling Schultz (i).
Mayor: Scott Cornelius; George Tourville (i).
City Council (elect 2): Tom Bartholomew; Paul Hark; Paul Mandell; Jim Mueller.
Mayor: Mark Bellows (i); Matt Little; Laurie Rieb.
City Council (elect 2): Doug Anderson; David Bares; Kerrin Swecker (i).
Mayor: Ultan Duggan; Sandra Krebsbach (i).
City Council (elect 2): Steve Norton; Mike Povolny (i).
Mayor: Dana S. Graham; Rhonda Pownell.
City Council (at-large member): Betsey Buckheit; David L. Ludescher.
City Council (Ward 2): Frank Balster; David Delong.
City Council (Ward 3): Jon Denison; Erica Zweifel (i).
City Council (elect 2): Vanessa Olson Demuth; Joe Kurle; Jeff Weisensel (i); Joseph P. Zanmiller.
Mayor: Beth A. Baumann (i); Donald Madland.
City Council (elect 3): Lori Hansen (i); Chris Lehmann (i); Michael Marschinke; Shawn Meck; Dan Niederkorn (i); Nicholas J. Schaefer.
Mayor: Molly Park; Richard A. Williams Jr. (i).
City Council (elect 2): Steven M. Bulach; Ingrid Conant (i); Cathy Decourcy; Bernard Tuohy.
City Council special election: Joanne Wahlstrom.
Mayor: John Zanmiller (i).
City Council, Ward 1: Pat Armon.
City Council, Ward 2: Jenny Halverson; Jim McKie.
City Council, Ward 3: Darlene Lewis (i); David Joseph Napier.