IRV Moves Forward
After a great discussion yesterday at the Elections Committee, the Council took a solid (12-1) vote of support for 2009 implementation of Ranked Choice Voting today. While we did direct staff to develop contingency plans in case the lawsuit makes implementation impossible, the clear message from both the Council and the mayor was "full speed ahead." Staff will now be working on completing and implementing an education plan. We will also complete other elections training work that will include a mock election to test our procedures later this spring.
You can read the Election Committee staff reports here and a Star Tribune article here if you would like more information. I wanted to geive a speacial thanks to all the citizens who attended the committee meeting to show their interest - many were familiar ward 2 constituents. Thanks and please keep me posted about your thoughts, concerns and ideas for how we can keep this moving forward.