Currently, only cities which have their own charter in Minnesota, i.e., charter or home rule cities, can adopt RCV without legislative approval. According to Minnesota Statute 410.12, an amendment to a city’s charter can be proposed for voter consideration in one of three ways:
- Through a majority vote of the charter commission
- Through a petition signed by 5 percent of voters in the most recent state election year
- Through a majority vote of the city council (the council could approve an amendment by a unanimous vote)
FairVote Minnesota has been working to pass a bipartisan-supported Local Options bill which would grant any local nonpartisan jurisdictions without a charter – a city, school district, county or township – the authority to use RCV if they so choose.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. if you'd like to help start a ballot measure to bring RCV to your community.