City hosting online chat about 2013 election

Staff will answer voters' questions about how Ranked Choice Voting works, what to expect at the polls, and what happens after election night

WHAT: City staff will participate in an online chat to answer voters’ questions related to the 2013 municipal election.

WHEN: Noon – 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31

MORE: During the online chat, staff from the City’s Election and Voter Services division will answer questions about ranked-choice voting, how to find your polling place, Election Day voter registration, what to expect at the polls and what happens after election night.

Minneapolis voters will use ranked-choice voting this fall to elect a mayor and members of the City Council, Board of Estimate and Taxation, and Park and Recreation Board. Ranked-choice voting is used only for municipal elections in Minneapolis, but voters only need to remember a few things to ensure they are prepared for Election Day.

Voting on Nov. 5 is as easy as 1, 2, 3, especially with the help of the new elections website voters section at First, make sure you’re registered to vote. You can check your registration status on the website. Second, find out where to vote. Use the polling place finder to find your assigned polling place for voting, or if you cannot get to your polling place on Election Day, fill out an application for an absentee ballot.  The third and final step to voting is completing your ballot. Just remember 1, 2, 3 again. Each ballot will have three columns, and you have the opportunity to rank up to three candidates in order of your preference for each office.

Elections & Voter Services
City Hall, 350 S. 5th St., Room 201
Minneapolis, MN 55415