Elections Committee Agenda

Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Regular Meeting
June 12, 2013
10:00 a.m. - Room 317 City Hall

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Present:  Committee Members Gordon (Chair), Lilligren, Reich, Hofstede, Samuels, Glidden, Tuthill, Quincy, and Colvin Roy (quorum 7)

Absent:  Committee Members Johnson, Goodman, Schiff, and Hodges 

Council Committee Coordinator:  Jackie Hanson (612) 673-2046

Discussion

City Clerk's Office

 1.  2013 Municipal Election:
      a) Receive and file report on plans and preparations for the 2013 Municipal Election.
      b) Authorize and direct staff to make adjustments in polling place locations to be effective for the 2013 Municipal Election as follows:
          Ward 2-Precinct 4, from Coffman Union to the Weisman Museum;
          Ward 2-Precinct 9, from Seward Towers East to Augsburg College Oren Gateway Building;
          Ward 6-Precinct 2, from Seward Square Apartments to Seward Towers East;
          Ward 8-Precinct 5, from Watershed High School to St Joan of Arc Church; and
          Ward 10-Precinct 2, from the Ballentine VFW to Jefferson School.
          In advance of the 2014 Gubernatorial Election, staff is directed to identify additional adjustments or changes in precincts and/or polling places deemed necessary to serve the interests of voters, and to submit those recommendations to the Elections Committee by no later than February 2014.
      c) Adopt Resolution designating official polling places for the 2013 General Municipal Election scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2013.

Action Taken:  Received & Filed Report (a); Approved adjustments to polling place locations for the 2013 Municipal Election and Staff direction for the 2014 Gubernatorial Election (b); and Sent forward without recommendation the Resolution designating official polling places for the Municipal Election (c).

Staff Reports:  Municipal Election RCA; Attachment A-Polling Place ResolutionAttachment B-Polling Place Changes
    Municipal Election Status Report; Exhibit A-Polling Place Assessment Guide; Exhibit B-Polling Place Layout Example; Exhibit C-High Election Day Registrations & Registered Voters Map; Exhibit D-2013 & 2014 Polling Site Recommendations; Exhibit E-Proposed List of 2013 Polling Places; Exhibit F-Polling Place Work Group's Findings; Exhibit G-High Percentage Hmong, Somali, and Spanish Speaking Populations Map; Exhibit H-2013 Minneapolis Voter Outreach & Education Plan; Exhibit I-Election's Twitter Page; Exhibit J-Election's Facebook Page
    Municipal Election PowerPoint

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

Next Committee Meeting:  July 17, 2013
Committee Actions referred to the next Council Meeting:  June 14, 2013

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Last updated Jun. 12, 2013