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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 Speaker Bureau Presentation Presentation Transcript

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