How does a local jurisdiction adopt RCV?
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.
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