MY TESTIMONY TO THE HOUSE CIVIL LAW AND ELECTIONS COMMITTEE ON APRIL
Click below to go to the website of the Minnesota House of Representatives. Then click on "listen to the streaming audio" opposite Wednesday, April 26, 2006.
Drag the slider ahead to 19:36 to hear the discussion of House File 3909 which allows cities to choose ranked voting for their elections.
It starts with an introduction by bill author Steve Simon. Then I present an explanation of the proposal, which would allow any city, school district, township, or county to choose ranked voting for its regular or special elections. If a municipality did so, it would then be relieved from having a primary.
I take questions from the committee, then another witness raises the issue of the constitutionality of ranked voting.
The whole discussion lasts about 49 minutes.
Click here to go to the website of the Minnesota House of Representatives. You may follow along with this Powerpoint.