Ranked-choice voting Minnetonka

Minnetonka voters approved changing the city's voting method to allow for ranked-choice voting, thereby eliminating the need for a primary. This diagram shows how votes are counted with the ranked-choice voting method.

The Minnetonka City Council approved an ordinance March 8 that implements ranked-choice voting as required by city charter; adds a new city code governing the conduct of city elections and amends the section relating to campaign finance reports.

The ordinance comes after residents in Minnetonka voted Nov. 3 to remove the need for a primary election by implementing ranked-choice voting as the method for municipal elections.

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Kristen Miller is the community editor for the Sun Sailor, covering the communities of Plymouth, Hopkins and Minnetonka. Email story ideas to kristen.miller@apgecm.com

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