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2014 Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Neighborhood (NCEC) Election Process

This year, Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) seats from neighborhood districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 are up for election through the neighborhood election process. In addition, 1 Mayoral and 3 City Council positions are up for appointment through the City’s appointment process.

Current Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission Members (2013-2014)


Jeffrey StrandDistrict 1NCEC District Map
Brittany LewisCity Council
Denis HouleDistrict 2
Ishmael IsraelMayoral
Francisco SegoviaDistrict 8
Tessa WetjenCity Council
Doron ClarkDistrict 4
Kenya McKnightDistrict 5
Henry JimenezCity Council
Carol PassDistrict 7
Kirk RoggensackDistrict 3
Andres HortillosaCity Council
Matthew DobratzMayoral
Saciido ShaieCity Council
Matthew BarthelemyDistrict 6
Michael MillerPark Board

View a map of the NCEC Districts (pdf).

Voter Guides for Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8

Click on the appropriate link to learn more about the candidates in your district! (To find your district check the District list or District map.)

District 2, District 4, District 6, and District 8.

Election Meeting for Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8

Thursday, June 12th
Crown Roller Mill, 2nd Floor Rotunda
105 5th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Candidate Application and Guidebook

Download the 2014 NCEC candidate application (doc) for neighborhood districts 2, 4, 6 and ! You can also review the 2014 Application Guidebook (pdf) for more information.

2014 NCEC Elections Timeline

Fri, Feb 1

Spring vacancy cycle for boards and commissions opens

Mon, March 31

Opening date for Neighborhoods to appoint electors

Mon, March 31

Opening date for candidate applications
for Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8

Fri, April 25

Closing date for spring vacancy cycle for boards and commissions

Fri, May 9

Closing date for candidate applications for Districts 2, 4, 6 and 8

Wed, May 21

Voter Guide on-line and mailed to Neighborhoods

Wed, June 11

Deadline for notifying NCR of neighborhood electors and alternates

Thu, June 12

Commission elections and appointments by City Council

Fri, June 13

Announce winners

Mon, July 7

Training for new Commissioners

Tue, July 22

NCEC Meeting

NCEC Neighbrohood Election Process adopted by Neighborhood Representatives on April 16, 2011

  • Have an elector system, each neighborhood selects one elector and one alternate elector. Neighborhood organizations with multiple neighborhoods get the corresponding number of electors and votes. It is up to each neighborhood to decide who and how to select their elector/alternate.

  • Follow the NRP Policy Board election process for candidate questions, profile and guidelines (i.e. can’t raise funds for campaign, etc.)

  • A Voting Guide, with information on all NCEC candidates will be available on the NCR website following closing of candidate application. Guidelines for discussion and voting will be included in the Voting Guide on the city website and distributed to electors/alternates prior to the meeting.

  • The point of contact for communicating this process shall be the neighborhood reps elected for the process, the staff and the board chairs.

  • Candidates:

  • All candidates must live in the district they intend to represent.

  • Neighborhood staff can run for NCEC.

  • Candidates must be present at the city-wide meeting to be eligible. In the event a candidate cannot be present due to unforeseen circumstances, the candidate must provide a written notice to NCR prior to the citywide meeting.

  • Candidate Applications:

  • NCR Department will collect applications for the NCEC, post candidate profiles online and send out a hard copy to each neighborhood organization after the filing period has closed.

  • Election Process:

  • Hold a citywide meeting for the election process and meet the candidates. That meeting will be moderated and facilitated by members of the Minneapolis League of Women Voters.

  • At the City-wide meeting, each district will hold their individual district election in designated election areas.

  • One neighborhood, one vote.

  • All registered elector/alternate electors eligible for voting will be seated in their district’s designated election area.

  • District facilitators will open and close the district election.

  • The floor will be closed once elections begin allowing only electors/alternates to be in the caucus area. The floor can be reopened for further discussion if another vote is required.

  • Endorsements or testimonials are not allowed.

  • Nominations from the floor or write-in nominations are not allowed.

  • Absentee ballots are not allowed.

  • Use paper ballots that must be signed by the electors so all election results can be documented, recorded and verified.

  • The winners will be determined by majority vote.

Voting Results

  • The candidate must receive at least 50% of the votes in order to be verified by the facilitator as the winner.

  • If no candidate receives at least 50% of the votes, no winner will be declared and another round of voting will take place.

  • In any additional round of voting, the top three candidates with the most votes in the last voting round will move forward and have their name placed on the ballot for the next round of voting.

  • Voting will occur until a winner is declared and verified with at least 50% of the votes.

  • There is no limit to the number of voting rounds a district may have.

  • Once a winner has been verified and declared, the facilitator will post the name of the candidate on the NCEC Neighborhood Representative poster.

Past Neighborhood Elections


Last updated May 20, 2014



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