What you need to know about voting this year
1. Election Day this year is November 21
To accommodate the special election for Congressional District 2, the state legislature pushed every municipal election in the state back by two weeks to November 21. That’s two days before Thanksgiving.
2. Ballots will be mailed on October 30th or October 31st
Because of the legislature’s delay, you’ll receive your ballot on or around November 1st instead of in early-to-mid October like you’re used to.
3. This year’s city elections will use Ranked-Choice Voting
Like our 2021 city council elections, this year’s election will use Ranked-Choice Voting instead of the traditional ballot. It’s not as complicated as some assume.
You’ll be presented with a grid listing the three candidates for mayor and the option to rank each as your first choice, second choice, or third choice. You are not required to rank all three candidates.
The best way to ensure Erin is re-elected is to rank her as your first choice and do not rank either of the other candidates.
4. There is no primary election in city races this year
Ranked-choice voting eliminates the need for a primary. Every candidate who successfully filed for election will appear on the November ballot instead of just two.