Voices & Choices

Minnetonka becomes second Minnesota city to hold RCV referendum this year

Minnetonka becomes second Minnesota city to hold RCV referendum this year

Minnetonka’s City Council voted unanimously on Monday to hold a referendum on adopting ranked choice voting (RCV) in local elections. Minnetonka follows Bloomington as the second Minnesota city to put forward an RCV referendum this year. 

Before the vote, numerous citizens called into the virtual city council meeting to express their support for RCV - voicing reasons such as engaging voters and increasing the number and diversity of voices in elections.

Congressman Dean Phillips, who represents Minnesota’s 3rd Congressional District, is a proponent of RCV and this Saturday will help launch FairVote Minnesota’s campaign to enact it in both cities.

“Restoring faith in government begins with improving our electoral system. Ranked Choice Voting is simple, empowers voters, and rewards candidates who broaden support beyond their base.” - Congressman Dean Phillips

We applaud FairVote Minnesota and RCV Minnetonka for the phenomenal work they have done to promote RCV throughout the state. With RCV already used in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and St. Louis Park, Minnesota is quickly becoming a national leader in reforming elections to be fairer and more engaging for voters. 

 

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