Steps to approving ranked-choice voting in Minneapolis

March 7, 2006
Intergovernmental Relations (IGR) Committee recommends to City Council creating Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) Task Force - Proposed Resolution

March 10, 2006
City Council creates Instant Runoff Voting Task Force - Resolution

April 25, 2006
IRV Task Force submits update to IGR - Progress Report

March 7, 2006
Charter Commission rejects proposed Ordinance amendment allowing for IRV

May 9, 2006
IRV Task Force submits final report to IGR - Final Report

May 23, 2006
IGR proposes ordinance amendment to City Council - Proposed Ordinance Amendment

May 26, 2006
Council refers ordinance amendment to Charter Commission - Proposed Ordinance Amendment

June 15, 2006
City Council refers Proposed Ordinance amendment to IGR & Elections Committees

June 30, 2006
Elections Committee Agenda

June 27, 2006
Inter-Governmental Relations Committee Agenda

June 30, 2006
City Council approves amendments to proposed ordinance and authorized consideration of these amendments by the Charter Commission concurrently with Election Committee’s process of convening public meetings

July 21, 2006
Elections Committee Agenda and Reports

August 2, 2006
Charter Commission rejects proposed Ordinance amendment allowing for IRV

August 4, 2006
City Council approves ballot language for November 7, 2006 General Election

August 4, 2006
Elections Committee forwards ballot language to City Council - Sample Ballot Language

November 7, 2006
This question appeared on the general election ballot:

A PROPOSAL TO USE INSTANT RUNOFF VOTING
IN MINNEAPOLIS ELECTIONS
Should the City of Minneapolis adopt Single Transferable Vote, sometimes known as Ranked Choice Voting or Instant Runoff Voting, as the method for electing the Mayor, City Council, and members of the Park and Recreation Board, Library Board, and Board of Estimate and Taxation without a separate primary election and with ballot format and rules for counting votes adopted by ordinance? Yes / No

The Minneapolis Charter Amendment for Instant Runoff Voting passed 78,741 (64.95%) to 42,493 (35.05%).