Elections & Rules Committee Agenda
Standing Committee of the City Council, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Regular Meeting
March 25, 2014 - 9:00 a.m.
Room 317, City Hall
Members: Council Members Jacob Frey (Chair), Cam Gordon, Barbara Johnson, Blong Yang, Abdi Warsame, Lisa Goodman, Lisa Bender, John Quincy, Andrew Johnson, and Linea Palmisano
Members Absent:  Council Members Kevin Reich, Elizabeth Glidden, Alondra Cano
(Majority vote of all members, 7; 2/3 vote of all members, 9)


City Clerk’s Office
1.   2014 Special Election - Appointment of Election Judges & Absentee Ballot Board:
Approve list of election judges to conduct the Hennepin County Special Election to fill the County Commissioner District 3 vacancy within the City of Minneapolis, and authorize the Assistant City Clerk/Director of Elections & Voter Services to appoint additional election judges if required to assure sufficient staffing for all polling places.
Staff Report:  Election Judge RCAList of Election Judges
Action Taken:  Approved.
City Clerk’s Office
2.   2013 Election Recap:
a)     Receive and file staff report on the 2013 Municipal Election;
b)     Direct staff to prepare ordinance amendments to:
- Clarify the definition of “tabulation center”; and
--  Amend the process of mathematical elimination to account for greater availability of vote data and the use of automated ballot tabulators.
Staff Report:  2013 Election Recap RCA;
REPORT - 2013 Municipal Election:  An Analysis & Recommendations
Exhibit A Part 1 - Analysis of 2013 Post-Election Survey Results
Exhibit A Part 2 - 2013 Post-Election Survey Summary Results
Exhibit A Part 3 - 2013 Post-Election Survey Crosstabulation of Results
Exhibit B - Municipal Election Analysis by Connie Schmidt
2013 General Election Voter Turnout Results-MAP
2013 Municipal Election:  An Analysis & Recommendations-PowerPoint 
Action Taken: Received and filed report; Approved staff directions.
3.   Election Rule Changes:
Receive and file update.
Staff Report:  Summary of MN Rules Changes
Action Taken:  Received and filed.
Notice: A portion of this meeting may be closed to the public pursuant to MN Statutes Section 13D.03 or 13D.05
Committee actions will be referred to the next Council Meeting: March 28, 2014
Committee Coordinator email: [email protected]
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Last updated Mar 25, 2014



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