Speaker Bureau Presentation


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  • Introduce yourself Discuss goal – inform voters about the City’s new voting method called Ranked Choice Voting There is no such thing as a stupid question, please feel free to interrupt me during the presentation.
  • The election is November 3 rd , 2009. This year there is no primary. There will be a primary in 2010 for the state races This change only applies to City of Minneapolis municipal elections – Mayor, City Council, Park Board, Board of Estimate and Taxation. [Does not apply to school board, county commissioners, judges, etc.]
  • [pass out ballot] This is a sample ballot to determine the best park and lake in Minneapolis. I will ask you to fill this out in a few minutes.
  • The ballot counter will reject a ballot if there are multiple candidates marked in the same column.
  • Ask attendees to fill out the ballot
  • Speaker Bureau Presentation

    1. 2. The Election <ul><ul><li>November 3, 2009 is Election Day </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>There is no primary in 2009 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Municipal elections only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mayor, City Council, Park Board, Board of Estimate and Taxation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Only in the City of Minneapolis </li></ul></ul>
    2. 3. What is Ranked Choice Voting? <ul><ul><li>Voters rank up to three candidates for each race. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In 2006, Minneapolis voters approved using Ranked Choice Voting for Municipal Elections. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This upcoming election will be the first time that voters in Minneapolis will use this new voting method. </li></ul></ul>
    3. 4. How Do I Vote? <ul><ul><li>Step 1 – Get a Ballot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sign-in or register to vote </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Demonstration Judge will provide instructions on how to vote with a ranked choice voting ballot </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Have the choice of voting using either a pen or the AutoMARK </li></ul></ul></ul>
    4. 5. How Do I Vote? <ul><ul><li>Step 2 – Vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vote by filling in an oval on a paper ballot </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Rank candidates in order of preference </li></ul></ul></ul>
    5. 6. How Do I Vote? <ul><ul><li>Step 2 – Vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Make your first choice in the first column on the left </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mark your second choice in the second column </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Mark your third choice in the third column </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 7. How Do I Vote? <ul><ul><li>Step 2 – Vote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Your 2 nd and 3 rd choices can never hurt your 1st choice </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 8. How Do I Vote? <ul><ul><li>Step 3 – What Not to Do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Skipping a column before or between ranked candidates </li></ul></ul></ul>
    8. 9. How Do I Vote? <ul><ul><li>Step 3 – What Not to Do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marking the same candidate in more than one column </li></ul></ul></ul>
    9. 10. How Do I Vote? <ul><ul><li>Step 3 – What Not to Do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marking more than one candidate for office in the same column </li></ul></ul></ul>
    10. 11. How Do I Vote? <ul><ul><li>Step 3 – What Not to Do </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Marking more than one candidate for office in the same column </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>REMEMBER! – You can only vote for one at-large Park Board candidate and Board of Estimate and Taxation candidate per column </li></ul></ul></ul>
    11. 12. How Do I Vote? <ul><ul><li>Step 4 – Cast your Ballot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Look over your ballot one last time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Feed the ballot into the ballot counter and wait for it to accept your ballot. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If the machine does not accept your ballot ask an election judge for assistance. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    12. 13. How are the Votes Counted? <ul><ul><ul><li>The first choice votes for all candidates are sorted and counted. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>If no candidate receives the required number of votes to win , a process of eliminating candidates and considering subsequent choices begins. </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 14. Questions? <ul><ul><li>For more information: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Call – 311 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Visit – www.voteminneapolis.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>E-mail – info@voteminneapolis.org </li></ul></ul></ul>