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Instant Runoff Voting in the Downtown Journal

City Council votes in favor of instant runoff voting

By Kari VanDerVeen

Although some members expressed concerns, the City Council overwhelmingly voted in favor of moving along a proposed ordinance that would change the way
Minneapolis/>/> residents vote in city elections.

The proposed ordinance, which would eliminate primary elections and make Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) the city’s voting method, will now go to the Charter Commission for approval. If approved there, it will go on the ballot this November and voters would have the chance to decide how they want to vote.

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