§ 15. General Laws to Govern Elections—Exceptions  


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  • Notwithstanding the other provisions of this chapter relating to Instant Runoff Voting, all general laws of the State of Minnesota relating to elections and the preliminaries thereto, unless this Charter otherwise specifically provides, shall, so far as applicable, apply and govern all elections under this Charter and the same are hereby adopted and made part of this Charter. (Charter Amend. No. 161, § 8, ref. of 11-7-06)

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The amendment of November 7, 2006, provided for the elimination of primary elections for city offices, amended filing dates, and allowed for single transferable vote, sometimes known as ranked choice voting or instant runoff voting.

For a special act providing that city elections shall be governed by general election laws and the Charter, see Laws 1957, Ch. 1, § 5.

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Elections generally, M.S. Ch. 200 et seq.