| Mary Kunesh | Star Tribune |
The bill to bring ranked-choice voting statewide had more cosponsors than any other piece of legislation in the last biennium, but it was blocked in the Minnesota Senate. With this most recent election, we have a very different Senate, one that will prioritize protecting and strengthening our democracy.
Minnesota can become the first state to pass RCV with legislative action.
In the session that begins Jan. 3, I am eager to see my colleagues on both sides of the aisle support and pass legislation that will implement ranked-choice elections for federal and state offices, provide election officials with the support they need for a smooth adoption, and allow local jurisdictions to adopt RCV if they choose. I am optimistic Minnesota can become the first state to pass RCV with legislative action, setting a path for reform that other states can follow.
Mary Kunesh, DFL-New Brighton, is a member of the Minnesota Senate.