2017 Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) Neighborhood Election Process
This year, Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) seats from neighborhood districts 1, 3, 5, and 7 are up for election through the neighborhood election process. In addition, 1 Mayoral, 2 City Council and 1 Park Board positions are up for appointment through the City’s appointment process. The details for the elections for all seats up for reappointment or elections will be available early March 2017.
See below for District 7 Special Election Process
Current Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Members
The Voter Guide for the NCEC District 7 special election is now available.
Voter guide (pdf)
District 7 Special Election
At the request of a neighborhood organization, there will be a special election to fill the vacant seat for District 7 scheduled for Monday, March 27th. The application period will open Thursday, February 2nd and interested candidates may submit applications through Friday, March 17th.
Special election application (word)
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, March 27, 2017:
Special Election for NCEC District 7
Monday, March 27, 2017
3400 15th Avenue South
Neighborhoods in District 7 should also be prepared notify NCR of their electors and alternates by Friday, March 24th, by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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:
Wednesday, February 1st: Open application process for district 7 special election
Send email to neighborhoods in NCEC district 7
Tuesday, March 14th: Reminder to neighborhoods
Friday, March 17th: Applications due
Monday, March 21st: Send voter guide to neighborhoods
Friday, March 25th: Electors and alternates deadline
Monday, March 27th: District 7 special election
Week of March 27th- April 2nd: Orientation for new member
Tuesday, April 25th: NCEC Meeting
If you have any questions about the upcoming Commission elections, please feel free to call Cheyenne Brodeen, 612-673-2052 or your Neighborhood Specialist.
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
- 2016 Election Information
- 2015 Election Information
- 2014 Election Information
- 2013 Election Information
- 2012 Election Information
- 2011 Election Information
- 2009 Election Information
Last updated Mar 21, 2017