Knowing whom you support for Minneapolis mayor may be half the challenge at the polls this Election Day. The other half will be locating them among a list of 35 candidates.
The Minnesota Secretary of State’s office has posted a tool on its website that allows people to enter their addresses and view an exact copy of what they will see on Nov. 5.
The list of 35 mayoral candidates is the most stunning facet of the two-sided ballot.
It’s the most mayoral candidates in city history, and ranked-choice voting has eliminated the primary election — a normal winnowing process.
Not only will voters have to locate their first-choice candidate, but also their second and third choices.
Candidates are listed in different, randomized order, depending on the precinct of the voter.
The list includes candidate names along with their parties or “political principles.”