Ranked-choice Voting System Returns for Mpls. Mayoral Election
Mayor R.T. Rybak will be completing his final term as mayor this year, and so far, seven people are already clamoring for his spot. The abundance of candidates will provide fertile testing grounds for “ranked-choice voting,” where voters get a chance to rank their top three picks for office. The new system debuted at a low turnout election in 2009, but experts predict the upcoming election will draw in far more voters.