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A bill which would establish procedures for Ranked Choice Voting was introduced today.
(Published Feb 6, 2013)
HF 367, authored by Rep. Steve Simon (DFL-Hopkins), would authorize jurisdictions to adopt ranked-choice voting (RCV). Co-authors include Rep. Tim Kelly (R-Red Wing) and Jeff Howe (R-Rockville). The bill also establishes procedures for adoption, implementation, and use of RCV. A jurisdiction that adopts ranked-choice voting may do so by adopting an ordinance or resolution or by a ballot question presented to the voters.
The League of Minnesota Cities supports local control for cities in determining election administration. The League does have a policy (SD-63, pg. 40 in 2013 City Policies) encouraging the Legislature to adopt statewide standards to ensure RCV is implemented consistently throughout the state to give voters confidence in the fairness of the process.
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