Minneapolis reports out on Election Day 2012

The Minneapolis City Council’s Elections Committee today heard a report on the successes and challenges experienced on Election Day 2012 in Minneapolis. On Nov. 6, Minneapolis had the highest voter turnout in 40 years. More than 200,000 people voted in the city on Nov. 6, and 25 percent of those voters registered at the polls on Election Day.

After every election, the City reviews how Election Day went and whether improvements need to be made to the process for the future. The City’s Elections Division conducted a thorough review of the 2012 elections and today reported its findings. Some of the report’s highlights include:

Successes

Challenges

Recommendations

As part of its work to plan for the next election cycle, the City would like to hear from voters about what went well at the polling place, and what needs to be improved for the future. To share your feedback on voting in Minneapolis, call 311 (or 612-673-3000 from outside the city) or email Minneapolis311@minneapolismn.gov.

 

Published Dec. 3, 2012