NEIGHBORHOOD NOTES | Ward 12 candidate forum set for April 11

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Get to know the candidates running for the Ward 12 Minneapolis Council Member position.

The Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association (SENA), the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA), and the League of Women Voters, will host a candidates’ forum on Thursday, April 11 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Roosevelt High School Media Center (4029 28th Ave. S.).

All candidates running for Ward 12 council member have been invited to participate, including incumbent Sandra Colvin Roy (DFL) and Andrew Johnson (DFL).

The public is invited to attend and submit questions for the candidates. Contact the SENA office (612-721-1601) for more information.

Following changes made to the ward boundaries, Standish and Ericsson neighborhoods now fall entirely within ward 12.

On the ballot this year will be mayor, board of estimate and taxation, park and recreation board, and city council.

RANKED CHOICE VOTING
The 2013 Minneapolis municipal elections will be conducted using the voting system called Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). This change is the result of a referendum that voters passed in 2006, and was first implemented in 2009.
 
Ranked Choice Voting combines the municipal Primary and the General Election into one event, so there is no Primary in 2013. In Ranked Choice Voting, voters may also rank a different 2nd and 3rd choice candidate on the on the same ballot, in the columns just to the right of a voter’s first choice.

2013 ELECTION CALENDAR
(There is no primary.)
• July 30 – August 13, 2013 – Candidate Filing
• September 3, 2013 -1st Campaign Finance filing
•October 29, 2013 – 2nd Campaign Finance filing
• November 5, 2013 – General Election

MORE ON ANDREW JOHNSON
http://www.andrewmpls.com/
http://www.my-broadsheet.com/2013/04/05/andrew-johnson-minneapolis-city-council/

MORE ON SANDRA COLVIN ROY
http://www.minneapolismn.gov/ward12/council_ward12_ward_12_cm_background