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Charter Commission in Hopkins, Minnesota unanimously recommends IRV

Charter Commission in Hopkins, Minnesota unanimously recommends IRV

Hopkins parkOn November 15th, a charter review commission in Hopkins, Minnesota unanimously recommended that the charter be amended to use IRV for city elections. The recommendation is now set to come before the City Council in January 2006. A public hearing will be held as part of the council's deliberations.

In the first half of the 20th century, Hopkins was one of close to two-dozen cities that used the ranked choice method of proportional voting and may soon join a growing list of cities that have adopted majority voting systems, like San Francisco (CA), Burlington (VT), and Takoma Park (MD).

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