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Ranked Choice Voting Adopted By Minnetonka Voters

Press Release Desk :: Minnetonka, MN Patch

The city council will adopt an ordinance to establish rules and procedures.

Nov 15, 2020 7:06 am CT

November 13, 2020

Election Day 2020 was Tuesday, Nov. 3, and a majority of Minnetonka residents voted to adopt the use of ranked choice voting for city elections (mayor and city council) beginning November 2021.

Adoption of ranked choice voting received 54.7 percent of the vote (18,475 total votes), while 45.3 percent (15,293 total) voted to reject the change and continue using the city's current election system. The Minnetonka City Council certified the election results at a special meeting on Friday, Nov. 13 .

Under ranked choice voting, voters will be asked to rank mayoral and city council candidates in order of preference on their ballots, and primary elections will no longer be used. The city council will adopt an ordinance to establish rules and procedures.

Please remember, ranked choice voting only impacts mayor and city council elections. It will not change the way you vote for school board, county, state or federal offices.

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