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Former Ward 6 Council Member Abdi Warsame submitted his letter of resignation on March 30. The City Council declared a vacancy in Ward 6 on April 3 and set August 11, 2020 as the date for a special election to fill the unexpired term.
All registered voters who live in Ward 6 can vote in the Special Election.
Yes. Just like in all municipal elections, the Special Election will use Ranked-Choice Voting and provide voters with the opportunity to rank up to three candidates.
The Special Election for Ward 6 race will appear on the back of the State Primary ballot. The Special Ward 6 race will have the first, second, and third rankings stacked top to bottom, which is a slightly different orientation than in other Municipal Ranked Choice Voting elections (vertical instead of horizontal). For more details, see an explanation of how RCV will work for the Special Election.
The person elected will complete the unexpired portion of the Ward 6 Council term, which ends on January 3, 2022. The next regularly scheduled election for Ward 6 Council (and all City Council wards) will be November 2, 2021.
A candidate must:
Candidates may file for office at Minneapolis Elections & Voter Services beginning on Tuesday, May 19, through Tuesday, June 2. Candidates must also register and file an initial report with Hennepin County within 14 days of spending or raising $100, and meet deadlines with the county. See the candidate filing page for more information.
Contact Minneapolis 311 Monday–Friday 7 a.m.–7 p.m. for election and other city information. From outside city limits, dial 612-673-3000.