The following City Charter question was approved the Minneapolis City Council and will be appear on the November 7 General Election ballot.
CHARTER AMENDMENT NO. 161
A PROPOSAL TO USE INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING IN MINNEAPOLIS ELECTIONS
Should the City of Minneapolis adopt Single Transferable Vote, sometimes known as Ranked Choice Voting or Instant Runoff Voting, as the method for electing the Mayor, City Council, and members of the Park and Recreation Board, Library Board, and Board of Estimate and Taxation without a separate primary election and with ballot format and rules for counting votes adopted by ordinance?
How the IRV question was placed on the November 7 ballot
On March 10, 2006 the Minneapolis City Council created an Instant Runoff Voting Task Force to study the use of Instant Runoff Voting for municipal elections. The Instant Runoff Task Force submitted a report on May 9 to the City Council. The City Council referred an IRV Proposed Ordinance amendment to the Minneapolis Charter Commission. The Charter Commission rejected the proposed ordinance amendment allowing IRV. The City Council approved amendments to the proposed ordinance and authorized consideration of these amendments concurrently by the Elections Committee of the Council and also by the Minneapolis Charter Commission. The Charter Commission rejected the proposed ordinance amendment allowing for IRV. The City Council approved ballot language for the November 7, 2006 which would allow the possible use of IRV in upcoming municipal elections.
Committee and Council reports concerning IRV
March 10, 2006 Council Resolution creating Task Force
May 9, 2006 IRV Task Force Report to the City Council
July 21, 2006 IRV Report (#1) to Elections Committee
August 4, 2006 IRV Report (#2) to Elections Committee
Last updated Sep. 27, 2011