2017 Minneapolis City Council Ward 5 election results

Official Winner: Jeremiah Ellison. See the results and ranked-choice vote tabulation of the 2017 City Council Ward 5 race.

November 7, 2017

Municipal Election

This was a ranked-choice voting (RCV) race. Voters were asked to rank up to 3 different candidates. After two rounds of tabulation, Jeremiah Ellison was elected.

Council Member Ward 5
CandidateFirst choice votedFinal round votesFinal round percentage
Jeremiah Ellison 1,987 2,313 54.86%
Blong Yang 1,617 1,769 41.96%
Raeisha (RA) Williams 445 Eliminated round 2 -
Cathy Spann 159 Eliminated round 2 -
Undeclared Write-ins 8 Eliminated round 2 -


Ballots cast summary
Total votes cast 4,216 Total votes counted in the first round. Does not include undervotes, overvotes, defective, or spoiled ballots.
Tabulation threshold 2,109

The number of votes sufficient for a candidate to be elected. Half of votes cast for office + 1, disregarding fractions.

Undervotes 62

Ballots where the voter did not rank any candidates for the office.

See the ranked-choice voting tabulation below for more details.

Vote totals by round