First-round election results complete

The first-round results are in from Minneapolis’ 2013 municipal election. Voters went to the polls Tuesday to elect candidates in 22 offices. In total, 80,101 ballots were cast in the election (this compares to 45,968 in the 2009 municipal election.) A turnout percentage will be available on Wednesday.

Because this election uses ranked-choice voting, results will be tabulated over the remainder of this week in some races. Based on the first-choice vote results, the following candidates are the unofficial winners in these races.

City Council Ward 1: Kevin Reich

City Council Ward 2: Cam Gordon

City Council Ward 3: Jacob Frey

City Council Ward 4: Barbara Johnson

City Council Ward 6: Abdi Warsame

City Council Ward 7: Lisa Goodman

City Council Ward 8: Elizabeth Glidden

City Council Ward 10: Lisa Bender

City Council Ward 11: John Quincy

City Council Ward 12: Andrew Johnson

Park and Recreation Board District 1: Liz Wielinski

Park and Recreation Board District 3: Scott Vreeland

Park and Recreation Board District 4: Anita Tabb

Park and Recreation Board District 5: Steffanie Musich
City question 1: Yes
City question 2: Yes

To see detailed results for these races, visit Note that results become official when they are certified by the Minneapolis City Council, which serves as the Canvassing Board. All results are tentatively expected to be certified on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 9 a.m.

Tabulation in remaining races begins Wednesday afternoon

Because no candidate in the remaining races reached the required threshold of votes to be declared a winner in the first round, additional rounds will be tabulated in those races starting Wednesday, beginning with the mayor’s race. Ranked-choice voting processes ballots through a series of rounds, in which the lowest ranked candidate (or candidates) is eliminated, and their votes are redistributed to the next-ranked candidate on those ballots.

Elections officials will prepare the data for tabulation Wednesday morning, and tabulation will begin with additional rounds of results in the afternoon. As each round of counting in each race is completed, the results will be posted in several places:

Although it is not possible to know exactly how long the tabulation will take for the remaining races, elections officials plan to complete tabulation and declare a winner in the mayor’s race on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Tabulation for all races is planned to be complete by Friday, Nov. 8.

Races will be tabulated one at a time, in the order in which the offices are listed on the ballot. A random order was drawn to handle City Council wards and Park and Recreation Board districts.

Here is the order in which the remaining races will be tabulated:


City Council Ward 13

City Council Ward 9

City Council Ward 5

Board of Estimate and Taxation

Park and Recreation Board at-large

Park and Recreation Board District 2

Park and Recreation Board District 6



Published Nov 6, 2013



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