Neighborhood Elections for the NCEC
The Neighborhood and Community Engagement Commission is seeking 8 commissioners to advise the City of Minneapolis on community engagement and the neighborhood organization system.
How to become a commissioner
There are two ways you can apply to become a NCEC commissioner, through the City’s open appointments process or through the neighborhood selection process.
Deadline extended to July 31, 2019 for neighborhoods in District 3.
Mayoral & Council Appointees
- Deadline passed on May 31, 2019.
- Apply to run as a neighborhood representative from NCEC District 3 through the neighborhood election process.
NCEC Neighborhood Election Process
The neighborhood election process follows the guidelines that were adopted by neighborhood representatives on April 16, 2011.
Neighborhood seats up for election
- Look up your neighborhood organization.
- View NCEC district assignments in alphabetical order by neighborhood.
Jeff Strand was elected.
Paul Junek was elected.
District 3 (Deadline Extended)
Lolita Davis Carter was elected.
Christy Marie Caez Claudio was elected.
- Download the 2019 neighborhood representative candidate application.
- NCR must receive your application by either:
- Email: [email protected]
- Mail: NCR
105 5th Ave. S., Suite 425
Minneapolis, MN 55401
- All candidates must live in the district they wish to represent.
- Candidates' neighborhood district seat must be up for election in 2019.
- Neighborhood staff are welcome to run.
- Candidates must be present at the citywide election meeting.
- If a candidate cannot be present due to unforeseen circumstances, they must provide prior written notice to NCR.
- The NCR Department will collect applications for the NCEC, post candidate profiles online and send out a hard copy to each neighborhood organization after the filing period closes.
- A voter guide with information on all NCEC candidates will be posted on the NCR website following closing of candidate application.
- Guidelines for discussion and voting will be included in the voter guide on the City website and distributed to electors and alternates prior to the meeting.
- NCR will hold a citywide meeting moderated and facilitated by members of the Minneapolis League of Women Voters for the election and meet the candidates.
- At the citywide meeting, each NCEC district will hold individual district elections in designated election areas.
- One neighborhood, one vote.
- All registered electors and alternates eligible for voting will be seated in their district’s designated election area.
- District facilitators will open and close the district election.
- The floor will be closed once elections begin allowing only electors/alternates to be in the caucus area. The floor can be reopened for further discussion if another vote is required.
- Use paper ballots that must be signed by the electors so all election results can be documented, recorded and verified.
- Not allowed:
- Endorsements or testimonials.
- Nominations from the floor or write-in nominations.
- Absentee ballots.
- The winners will be determined by majority vote.
- The candidate must receive at least 50% of the votes in order to be verified by the facilitator as the winner.
- If no candidate receives at least 50% of the votes, no winner will be declared, and another round of voting will take place.
- In any additional round of voting, the top three candidates with the most votes in the last voting round will move forward and have their name placed on the ballot for the next round of voting.
- Voting will occur until a winner is declared and verified with at least 50% of the votes.
- There is no limit to the number of voting rounds a district may have.
- Once a winner has been verified and declared, the facilitator will post the name of the candidate on the NCEC Neighborhood Representative poster.
- Each neighborhood must have an elector system, and this system selects one elector and one alternate. Neighborhood organizations that represent multiple neighborhoods get the corresponding number of electors and votes. It is up to each neighborhood to decide who and how to select their elector/alternate.
- Neighborhood organizations are strongly encouraged to select electors at a well-publicized meeting.
- Follow the NRP Policy Board election process for candidate questions, profile and guidelines (i.e. can’t raise funds for campaign, etc.)
- The point of contact for communicating this process shall be the neighborhood reps elected for the process, the staff and the board chairs.
- Neighborhoods in the districts holding elections should submit the name of their elector and an alternate by sending an email with their names and contact information to [email protected].
Dates have been pushed back to accommodate the extended application deadline.
- May 31, 2019: Application due for 1 mayoral and 3 City Council appointments.
- May 31, 2019: Application due to run for seats in NCEC Districts 1, 2, 3, 5, 7.
- June 5, 2019: Voter guides published and sent to neighborhoods.
- June 30, 2019: Extended deadline to run for seats in NCEC Districts 2 & 3.
- July 8, 2019: Deadline to submit neighborhood electors and alternates names and contact information to [email protected].
- July 17, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.: NCEC elections at Crown Roller Mill, 105 5th Avenue South.
- July 18, 2019: Announce election results.
- No NCEC full commission meeting in July. -
- July 31, 2019: Extended deadline for District 3
- August 27, 2019: New commissioners seated at August NCEC meeting.
Not up for election in 2019
Neighborhoods in Districts 4, 6 & 8
Marcus Mills was elected in 2018.
Michael Malone was elected in 2018.
Marcea Mariani was elected in 2018.
Last updated Jul 18, 2019