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Ranked-Choice Voting FAQs

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  • What is ranked-choice voting?

  • How are votes counted?

  • How do I show my choices on my ballot?

  • How is a candidate elected using ranked-choice voting?

  • Where can I find other voting resources?

  • Is the voting process different in a ranked-choice election?

  • How many candidates can I rank?

  • Is there a benefit to ranking choices?

  • Will the ballot counter tell me if I make an error on my ballot?

  • Does my vote count if I only rank one choice?

  • Does my vote count if I rank the same candidate for each choice?

  • Does my vote count if I skip a ranking or leave one of the choices blank?

  • Does my vote count if I rank multiple candidates for my first choice?

  • If I rank three choices, do three votes get counted?

  • What will be done to ensure my votes are secure and accurately counted?

  • Why did the city council approve ranked-choice voting?

  • In St. Louis Park, which offices will be elected using ranked-choice voting?

  • Will ranked-choice voting be used to elect school board members?

  • Will ranked-choice voting be used to elect the president and vice president?

  • Do other cities use ranked-choice voting?

  • What if there are fewer than three candidates filed for office?