VOTING DAY BASICS // voter's guide 2009

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October 26, 2009
By: Sarah McKenzie
Sarah McKenzie

On the ballot

– Mayor
– City Council members (13 wards)
– Board of Estimate and Taxation (two at-large members)
– Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (three at-large and six district commissioners)
– Charter Amendment No. 168 (a proposal to change the composition of the Board of Estimate and Taxation)

The basics

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Minneapolis voters will use a new method called ranked-choice voting. It allows voters to rank up to three candidates for each office in order of the voter's preference.

Resources

The city has a wealth of Election Day information — including a voting precinct finder and voter registration information — at ci.minneapolis.mn.us/elections.

The League of Women Voters of Minneapolis is another excellent resource. The league has information about candidate forums, ranked-choice voting, etc. Go to lwvmpls.org.