St. Paul RCV News: City Council Field Set

Our team is out talking to voters

Our St. Paul Rank Your Vote education team is up and running! Election Day is less than 70 days away, and the team is busy around the city talking with voters to make sure they are ready to rank their vote for city council. If you see us out in your neighborhood be sure to say hello and pledge to rank your vote!

We're also looking to hire an additional canvasser. Click here for more information about the position.

And, we're seeking volunteers to help at events and with door-knocking! If you have a couple of hours to spare in the evening or on the weekend, we'd love your help. Contacterik.anderson@fairvotemn.org for more information. 
 
 
City Council races: the field is set
 
Filing for city council closed last week, so the candidates in each race are finally set. We are excited that the races in Wards 2, 5, and 6 each feature three or more candidates. This means that in these wards, voters should be sure to fully rank their choices because second and lower choices could be necessary in determining the outcome if no candidate is able to secure a majority of the first place votes. This opportunity will be a first for voters in Wards 5 and 6 to meaningfully rank their vote as their city council races in 2011 each had only two candidates.

There are also nine candidates running for St. Paul School Board, but this is not a ranked election. Voters can choose up to 4 candidates but do not rank their choices.

Help at the State Fair
 
The Great Minnesota Get-Together begins next week and for the first time ever, FairVote Minnesota will have its own booth! We will be in the education building and need your help to keep the booth staffed for all 12 days. Volunteers will receive free admission and the enjoyment of chatting with Minnesotans about Ranked Choice Voting! Plus, our ranked fair food election will be back, providing a fun way to introduce a new crowd to RCV. Contact Michael Crusinberry, our director of campaigns, at michael.crusinberry@fairvotemn.org or 402-217-5049and let him know when you can help.