2018 Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission (NCEC) Neighborhood Election Process
This year, Commission seats from neighborhood districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 are up for election through the neighborhood election process. In addition, 1 mayoral and 2 City Council appointed seats are up for nominations through the City’s appointment process. District 2 is still recruiting candidates, and will have a separate special election at a later date once candidate applications have been received.
Extended deadline for candidates from District 2: September 28, 2018
Current NCEC Map and Members
Neighborhoods and Candidates This Term
Why is my neighborhood not on these lists?
Verify the name of you neighborhood organization here. If your neighborhood organization does not appear in the table above, then you are not in one of the districts with elections this year, or your district already held its election. Odd numbered districts will elect NCEC representatives in 2019.
District 2 Application and Deadline Extension
The application for NCEC District 2 will now be open until Friday, Sept. 28, 2018.
A new election date will be set once the new application period closes, electors and alternates will be sought at that time.
Download the updated application for district 2 You can also review the 2018 Applicant Guidebook (pdf) for more information. District 2 is still recruiting candidates, and will have a separate special election at a later date once candidate applications have been received.
Download your district's voter guide below:
Election Details and Results for Districts 4, 6 & 8
The City-wide meeting to elect neighborhood Commissioners was held at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at the Crown Roller Mill, 105 5th Avenue South. A special election was held on August 9 for District 6 after no candidate was elected on June 14, 2018.
Election results for NCEC Districts 4, 6 and 8 is as follows:
- District 4: Marcus Mills
- District 8: Marcea Mariani
- District 6: Michael Malone
The initial deadline for neighborhoods in districts 2, 4, 6 and 8 to appoint an elector and an alternate elector for the neighborhood election was Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
According to the procedures adopted on April 16, 2011, each neighborhood may appoint one elector and one alternate, and it is up to each neighborhood to determine how to appoint their electors and alternates. Neighborhood organizations are strongly encouraged to select electors at a well-publicized meeting.
Neighborhood Organizations, you must notify NCR who you have chosen to serve as your electors and alternates by sending an email to [email protected].
District 2 is still recruiting candidates and will have a separate special election at a later date once candidate applications have been received. If you have any questions about the upcoming Commission elections or appointment process, please feel free to call Cheyenne Brodeen at (612) 673-2052.
NCEC Neighborhood Election Process
The neighborhood election process follows the guidelines that were adopted by neighborhood representatives on April 16, 2011. Below, find a description of each group's role in the process.
- Each neighborhood must have an elector system, and this system selects one elector and one alternate. Neighborhood organizations that represent 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Last updated Sep 5, 2018