Minnesota Report

We spoke with State Government Finance and Policy and Elections Committee Chair Mary Kiffmeyer (R-30, Big Lake) and learned she will be revisiting Sen Mark Koran’s (R-32, North Branch) bill SF3385 Ranked-choice voting local government adoption prohibition. We have been assured this will make it to the floor and since its original introduction Senators Tom Bakk (DFL-03, Cook) and David Tomassoni (DFL-06, Chisholm) has signed onto the bill as co-authors.

We also know they will be other DFL votes for this when it arrives on the floor and do not be surprised but there will be Senators from communities that vote in this fashion who may show the bravery to vote for the bill.

The opposite position HF0983 Authored by Rep Steve Elkins (DFL-49B, Edina) passed out of the Government Operations Subcommittee on Elections.