Will RCV result in a ballot with too many candidates?

No. The large number of candidates on the 2013 ballot for Minneapolis mayor was a result of the first competitive open mayoral race in 12 years coupled with no party endorsements and a very low filing fee for a city as large as Minneapolis. The city has since implemented a requirement to collect a minimum number of signatures or pay a higher filing fee, similar to St. Paul, so voters won’t likely see such a long ballot again. In council races, the number of candidates running in an open or competitive race is typically between three and five.

 

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