MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — City leaders in Minneapolis promise next week’s election results will come in a lot faster than four years ago.
In 2013, it took more than 48 hours to find out that Betsy Hodges had won the Minneapolis mayoral race. The city blamed the slowdown on the number of candidates and its ranked-choice voting system.READ MORE: 'It's Amazing': New Minnesota Grant Helps Foster Care Youth Pay For College
There will still be ranked-choice voting next Tuesday, but there are fewer candidates. Minneapolis officials have also been practicing with old ballots and added counters.READ MORE: Wisconsin Man Dies After Car Splits During Crash In Fridley
“We are going to have batch eliminations, which we didnât have in 2013, and that means we can eliminate more candidates in a single round, which expedites our tabulation and we can report results faster,” Minneapolis City Clerk Casey Carl said.MORE NEWS: Homicide Investigation Underway After Woman Found Dead Inside St. Paul Home
The city clerk expects to announce election results by the end of business next Wednesday. That’s the day after the election.