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Shaw: Minnesota needs ranked-choice voting

Original Publication   By Jim Shaw FARGO — One of the great failures in the last session of the Minnesota Legislature was the body's decision to not approve election reform. It’s badly needed. Sen. Kent Eken, DFL-Audubon, pushed a great idea called ranked-choice voting. In a...

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LETTER: Ranked-choice voting appears to be a success

Original Publication    To the Editor: Minnetonka held its first election with ranked-choice voting. Did it measure up to expectations? We had 12 total candidates for three offices, the most ever for a Minnetonka City Council election. With a shorter campaign season and no...

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What to expect from this year’s RCV elections in Minnesota

October 29, 2021   To: Media and Other Interested Parties From: Jeanne Massey, FairVote MN Executive Director Re: What to Expect from the 2021 Ranked-Choice Elections in Minnesota   This memorandum is the third and final in our series to educate the media, candidates and other...

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Letter: Tips for ranking your choices

Original Publication   To the editor: Election Day is almost here. This year Bloomington is using ranked-choice voting for its city council elections. As an election judge for the past five years, I know how few people voted in the primary in the past. Ranked-choice voting...

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Letter: Election will prove ranked-choice voting is practical

With this election, Bloomington will be helping to prove that ranked-choice voting is a practical and effective way to conduct elections in suburban cities, paving the way for the use of ranked-choice voting in school board elections, where it would be really helpful this year, and in legislative races and statewide elections under legislation which I have sponsored.

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Letter: Ranked-choice voting having an influence

Original Publication   To the editor: This summer, we volunteered to provide voter education on ranked-choice voting at Bloomington events and door knock in preparation for the Bloomington City Council election this November. While we are involved in a lot of volunteer...

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Letter: Voters need not wait until Nov. 2

Original Publication To the editor: Early voting for local elections in Bloomington starts this Friday, Sept. 17.   Voters can request a mail-in ballot or vote early in-person at city hall 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, with additional hours the Saturday and Monday before...

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Axel Daood: Ranked choice voting will lead to better leaders

Originally Published in Winona Daily News   Eight months ago, Republican politicians tacitly and explicitly endorsed voter fraud conspiracies, fomenting anger that erupted in violence at the January 6 insurrection. Then, the same politicians – including our representative,...

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