Contact: Casper Hill, City of Minneapolis 612-673-2342
Ballot set for Nov. 7 Minneapolis election
Candidates have until end of the day to withdraw
Aug. 17, 2017 (MINNEAPOLIS) The ballot for this November’s municipal election will be set later today. Candidates who filed to run for mayor, City Council, the Board of Estimate and Taxation and the Park and Recreation Board have until 5 p.m. today, Aug. 17, to withdraw their names. After that time, all candidates who filed will be on the ballot Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7.
Lists for all candidates who filed for municipal offices can be seen at vote.minneapolismn.gov/candidate/FILING. This list will be updated if any candidate withdraws his or her filing by 5 p.m. today.
In order to be eligible to hold elected office in Minnesota, a candidate must be eligible to vote in Minnesota, not have filed for the same or any other office on the ballot this coming election, be 21 or older upon assuming office, and have maintained residence for at least 30 days before the election.
This election uses ranked-choice voting
Minneapolis voters will use ranked-choice voting this fall to elect a mayor and members of the City Council, Board of Estimate and Taxation, and Park and Recreation Board. Ranked-choice voting is a way of voting that eliminates the need for separate primary elections. Voters rank up to three candidates for each office. The ballot has three columns, and choices are made from left to right in those columns. Ranked-choice voting is used only for municipal elections in Minneapolis.
More information on ranked-choice voting is available at vote.minneapolismn.gov/rcv.
Get elections information at vote.minneapolismn.gov
The City has an elections-focused website: vote.minneapolismn.gov. This website is a central place to go for accurate, timely information about this year’s election and ranked-choice voting. The fresh, intuitive design is focused on the user, with content on the site arranged according to specific audiences including voters, candidates, volunteers, and students.
Published Aug 17, 2017