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These are only for St. Paul, because as far as I was able to determine, there are no elections in Minneapolis tomorrow.

The St. Paul City Council seats are voted on with Instant Runoff/Ranked Choice, which means you can rank your top preferences. I didn't find any races that I thought were likely to be competitive beyond two people, though. The school board is a "pick four" race, but it's not ranked choice, so you just vote for the four candidates you like the most and can't rank them.

The race I feel the most fundamentally undecided about, not surprisingly, is Ward Two (the open seat). I like both Rebecca Noecker and Darren Tobolt quite a bit. Rebecca e-mailed me back about police body cameras (she's for them) and Darren didn't, so I'm going with Rebecca, but if you read my analysis of them and decided on Darren, I'm happy to have been of service.

FIRST WARD
Dai Thao

SECOND WARD
1. Rebecca Noecker
2. Darren Tobolt

THIRD WARD
Chris Tolbert (uncontested)

FOURTH WARD
Russ Stark

FIFTH WARD
Amy Brendemoen

SIXTH WARD
Dan Bostrom

SEVENTH WARD
Jane Prince (uncontested)

SCHOOL BOARD
Mary Vanderwert
Zuki Ellis
Steve Marchese
Jon Schumacher

Don't forget to vote tomorrow, and one of my friends was very startled to find out last week that her polling place had moved, so it's probably not a bad idea to check yours right now. The polling place finder is here: http://pollfinder.sos.state.mn.us/ and you can also see your sample ballot.

Mpls

Date: 2015-11-03 03:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lsanderson.livejournal.com
Minneapolis has no election tomorrow, although areas around Minneapolis may. Anoka, for example...

Re: Mpls

Date: 2015-11-03 03:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] naomikritzer.livejournal.com
Yeah, but that's okay; I never write about Anoka.

Date: 2015-11-03 03:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pen-grunt.livejournal.com
I'm seventh ward so... my ballot is pretty sparse. I very much appreciated your school board run-down!

Thanks again for your election analysis!

Date: 2015-11-03 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] samll.livejournal.com
I'm continuing my now second annual tradition of reading your blog for local election analysis and then buying one of your books as thanks. Looks like I can keep it up for at least three more years!

Enjoyed Fires of the Faithful, looking forward to Turning the Storm... and appreciate all your discussion of these elections!

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