This week’s election in Minneapolis is already one for the history books. Early voting is at record levels, and many residents say they were drawn to vote over the future of the Minneapolis Police Department.
Question No. 2 on the ballot asks voters if they want to replace the department with a Department of Public Safety. Additionally, voters will be asked to vote for mayor, all 13 city council positions and all nine park board seats.
When WCCO-TV spoke with voters on Monday morning, all of these items were mentioned.
One man said he wanted to see police reform but still wanted to keep the Minneapolis Police Department intact. “You put the people in power that went to school for this stuff and you let them do their job,” he said.