Elections Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting

Monday, December 3, 2012
11:00 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Committee Members Present:  Council Members Gordon (Chair), Johnson, Lilligren, Schiff, Reich, Hofstede, Goodman, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, Colvin Roy and Hodges  (quorum 7)
Committee Members Absent:  Council Member Samuels

Council Committee Coordinator:  Irene Kasper (612) 673-2219

Discussion

City Clerk

 1.  2012 General Election Report:
      a) Receive and file the report “2012 Presidential General Election: An Analysis & Recommendations”.
      b) Refer the subject matter of policy recommendations outlined in the State Legislative Platform section of the report to the Committee of the Whole/IGR Subcommittee for consideration for inclusion in the 2013 state legislative agenda.
Staff Report:  2012 General Election RCA; 2012 General Election Report and AnalysisMinneapolis City Map, Precinct Analysis, Voter Turnout Maps, Election Judge Training Handout, 2012 Election Equipment Testing Schedule; PowerPoint Presentation
Action Taken:  a)  Received & filed.  Approved directions to staff as follows:  1) Direct staff to work with Council Members and key community stakeholder groups as part of the proposed Elections Accessibility Plan recommended by the Elections Division to review all polling place locations to identify and address potential barriers and challenges, and to identify potential new locations, which can include more than one polling place per precinct or additional precincts, for the most problematic precincts that were identified in the analysis of the 2012 Presidential election; 2) Direct staff to meet with the County officials to clarify the timeline and process for the purchase of new equipment for the 2013 election and report back to the Elections Committee no later than February 22; 3) Direct staff to develop budget recommendations for funding the Elections Division for the elections after 2013, including 2014 and 2016, that would provide adequate resources for outreach, judge recruitment and training, and the implementation of other improvements outlined in the 2012 Presidential General Election report of December 3, 2012; b) Referred.

 2.  2013 Municipal Election Calendar:
      Approve Candidate Filing Dates for the municipal election.
Staff Report:  2013 Municipal Election RCA
Action Taken:  Approved.

 

Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to Minnesota Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05.

Committee Actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  December 7, 2012

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Last updated Dec. 3, 2012