2016 Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Neighborhood (NCEC) Election Process
This year, Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) seats from neighborhood districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 are up for election through the neighborhood election process. In addition, 1 Mayoral and 3 City Council positions are up for appointment through the City’s appointment process.
See below for District 7 Special Election Process
Current Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Members
District 7 Special Election
District 7 representative, Antoine Martinneau has resigned. Due to his resignation, a special election to fill the remaining year of his term will be held. The application process is open and interested candidates may submit applications now through Friday, September 9th.
Special election application (word)
Special election voter guide.
Neighborhoods in NCEC District 7 are: Ventura Village, Phillips West, Midtown Phillips, East Phillips, Central, Powderhorn Park, Corcoran, Bryant and Bancroft.
The special election for NCEC District 7 will be held on Monday, September 19, 2016:
Special Election for NCEC District 7
Monday, September 19, 2016
East Phillips Park Cultural and Community Center
2307 17th Avenue South
Neighborhoods in District 7 should also be prepared notify NCR of their electors and alternates by Friday, September 16th by sending an email to [email protected], or by mail at:
Neighborhood and Community Relations
Crown Roller Mill, Room 425
105 5th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
The timeline for the special election process is as follows:
Tuesday, August 9th: Open application process for district 7 special election
Tuesday, September 6th: Reminder to neighborhoods
Friday, September 9th: Applications due
Monday, September 12th: Send voter guide to neighborhoods
Friday, September 16th: Electors and alternates deadline
Monday, September 19th: District 7 special election
Week of September 19th – 23rd: Orientation for new member
Tuesday, September 27th: NCEC Meeting
If you have any questions about the upcoming Commission elections, please feel free to call Howard Blin at (612) 673-3163 or your Neighborhood Specialist.
The voter guide for the special election in District 7 is now available.
Candidate Application and Guidebook
Election Date and Location
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Crown Roller Mill
105 5th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401
2016 Elections Timeline
Friday, April 29 Closing date for spring vacancy cycle for boards and commissions
Friday, May 13 Closing date for candidate applications for Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8
Monday, May 23 Voter Guide on-line and mailed to Neighborhoods
Wednesday, June 8 Deadline for notifying NCR of neighborhood electors and alternates
Thursday, June 16 Commission elections
Friday, June 17 Winner announced
Wednesday, July 13 (tentative) Orientation for new Commissioners
Tuesday, July 26 NCEC meeting
NCEC Neighborhood Election Process adopted by Neighborhood Representatives on April 16, 2011
- Have an elector system, each neighborhood selects one elector and one alternate elector. Neighborhood organizations with multiple neighborhoods get the corresponding number of electors and votes. It is up to each neighborhood to decide who and how to select their elector/alternate.
- Follow the NRP Policy Board election process for candidate questions, profile and guidelines (i.e. can’t raise funds for campaign, etc.)
- A Voting Guide, with information on all NCEC candidates will be available on the NCR website following closing of candidate application. Guidelines for discussion and voting will be included in the Voting Guide on the city website and distributed to electors/alternates prior to the meeting.
- The point of contact for communicating this process shall be the neighborhood reps elected for the process, the staff and the board chairs.
- All candidates must live in the district they intend to represent.
- Neighborhood staff can run for NCEC.
- Candidates must be present at the city-wide meeting to be eligible. In the event a candidate cannot be present due to unforeseen circumstances, the candidate must provide a written notice to NCR prior to the citywide meeting.
- Candidate Applications:
- NCR Department will collect applications for the NCEC, post candidate profiles online and send out a hard copy to each neighborhood organization after the filing period has closed.
- Election Process:
- Hold a citywide meeting for the election process and meet the candidates. That meeting will be moderated and facilitated by members of the Minneapolis League of Women Voters.
- At the City-wide meeting, each district will hold their individual district election in designated election areas.
- One neighborhood, one vote.
- All registered elector/alternate electors eligible for voting will be seated in their district’s designated election area.
- District facilitators will open and close the district election.
- The floor will be closed once elections begin allowing only electors/alternates to be in the caucus area. The floor can be reopened for further discussion if another vote is required.
- Endorsements or testimonials are not allowed.
- Nominations from the floor or write-in nominations are not allowed.
- Absentee ballots are not allowed.
- Use paper ballots that must be signed by the electors so all election results can be documented, recorded and verified.
- The winners will be determined by majority vote.
- The candidate must receive at least 50% of the votes in order to be verified by the facilitator as the winner.
- If no candidate receives at least 50% of the votes, no winner will be declared and another round of voting will take place.
- In any additional round of voting, the top three candidates with the most votes in the last voting round will move forward and have their name placed on the ballot for the next round of voting.
- Voting will occur until a winner is declared and verified with at least 50% of the votes.
- There is no limit to the number of voting rounds a district may have.
- Once a winner has been verified and declared, the facilitator will post the name of the candidate on the NCEC Neighborhood Representative poster.
Past Neighborhood Elections
- 2015 Election Information
- 2014 Election Information
- 2013 Election Information
- 2012 Election Information
- 2011 Election Information
- 2009 Election Information
Last updated Jan 27, 2017