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2019 Election Results

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Below are results for the general election held Nov. 5, 2019.

Results for the ISD 283 school board race are available on the St. Louis Park Public Schools website or on the Secretary of State’s website. The school board races were not counted using the ranked-choice method. The top four candidates with the most votes in this race were elected.

Ranked-choice races

For results in the council member at large A race, click on tabs below to see round-by-round results. 

The races for the offices of mayor and council member at large B only required a single round of counting.

Results were unofficial until canvassed by the city council. Canvassing occurred on Nov. 12, 2019.

Learn more about ranked-choice voting.

Ranked-choice races

In the first round of counting a ranked choice race, we total the first-choice votes and check whether any option received more votes than the threshold. The threshold for declaring a winner is 50 percent of total votes cast plus one.

Mayor
Candidate Number of votes Percent of votes
Jake Spano 5,442 83.10%
Yvette Baudelaire 1,082 16.52%
Undeclared write-in 17 0.26%
Overvote 1 0.02%
Undervote 7 0.11%
Total votes continuing 6,549   
Total votes cast for this office  6,549   
Totally blank 69   
Partially defective 1  
Exhausted ballots 0  
Total ballots cast citywide 6,619  

Threshold = 3,275 votes

Jake Spano received the most votes (5,442), which was more than the threshold. Jake Spano was declared the winner in a single round of counting.

*Threshold = [(Total votes cast)/(Seats to be elected + 1)] + 1

The total votes cast for this office does not include totally blank or partially defective ballots as defined by City Code Sec. 10-4.

Council member at large A
Candidate Number of votes Percent of votes
Deb Brinkman 2,006  31.84%
Larry Kraft 2,752  43.68%
Steve Hallfin 1,507  23.92%
Undeclared write-in 15   0.24%
Overvote 0  0.00%
Undervote  20  0.32% 
Total votes continuing 6,300   
Total votes cast for this office   6,300   
Totally blank  317  
Partially defective ballots   
Exhausted ballots 0  
Total ballots cast citywide 6,619  

Threshold = 3,151 votes

Larry Kraft received the most votes (2,752), but did not have more than the threshold (3,151) to be declared the winner. Overvotes, undervotes, and undeclared write-ins (UWI) will be eliminated in the next round of counting. The next highest choices on those ballots will be added to the totals of the remaining candidates.

*Threshold = [(Total votes cast)/(Seats to be elected + 1)] + 1

The total votes cast for this office does not include totally blank or partially defective ballots as defined by City Code Sec. 10-4.

Council member at large B
Candidate Number of votes Percent of votes
Joseph Israel 2,296  36.25%
Nadia Mohamed 4,002  63.19%
Undeclared write-in 22  0.35%
Overvote  1  0.02% 
Undervote  12  0.19%
Total votes continuing 6,333   
Total votes cast for this office  6,333   
Totally blank  285   
Partially defective   
Exhausted ballots 0  
Total ballots cast citywide 6,619  

Nadia Mohamed received the most votes (4,002), which was more than the threshold. Nadia Mohamed was declared the winner in a single round of counting.

*Threshold = [(Total votes cast)/(Seats to be elected + 1)] + 1

The total votes cast for this office does not include totally blank or partially defective ballots as defined by City Code Sec. 10-4.