IRV sailing to victory in Minneapolis

by Jack Santucci // Published November 7, 2006
Results from the Star-Tribune

With 57% of precincts reporting, instant runoff voting shows signs of a landslide win in the city of Minneapolis.

Charter amendment: Use "instant-runoff" voting in city elections The proposed voting system for city offices would eliminate primary elections. Voters in the general election would rank their choices for each seat, instead of choosing only one candidate. First-place votes would be counted first. In some races, voters' second or third choices will help propel candidates to victory if no one wins outright based on the first-place choices. More information 75 of 131 precincts (57%) Yes 36,810 63 No 21,830 37

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