As St. Paul’s Nov. 8 transition to Ranked Voting draws near, FairVote Minnesota is partnering with the city of St. Paul to educate voters about the new system. Voters approved the change in 2009, opting to use RV for municipal elections.
The education effort is a grassroots one, designed to engage St. Paulites through community events, demo elections, neighborhood gatherings, door-knocking and more – particularly in Wards 1, 2, and 3, where there will be three or more city council candidates on the ballot. The education campaign is supported by the City of St. Paul, F.R. Bigelow Foundation, Target and Securian.
Ramsey County Elections has a wealth of information, including videos and translated materials, available on its website and will also be sending a mailing to St. Paul voters.
Under Ranked Voting, instead of voting for just one candidate, voters rank their preferences – first choice, second choice, third choice, etc. Voters can rank as many candidates as they prefer, but may rank only one candidate if they wish.
See our Ranked Voting flyer and list of upcoming Ranked Voting educational events, which is updated regularly. Contact Voter Education Coordinator Brian Kimmes for more information about these events or to volunteer. For more information on Ranked Voting and the transition, visit the Ramsey County Elections website.