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In 14 Cities Patch Covers, Voters Favored MN Voter ID Amendment

Northfield was far from being one of those cities.

Here's how residents in a selection of Minnesota cities voted on the proposed Voter ID amendment to the state Constitution, which would have required photo ID at polling places.

Statewide, the ballot measure failed to pass the 50 percent level of support it needed (46.34 percent with all but three Minnesota precincts' results). But if citizens in 14 of these 36 Patch communities had their way, the state Constitution would have a new amendment.

Support for the amendment in these cities covered by Patch ranged from 19.30 percent in Southwest Minneapolis to 61.23 percent in St. Michael. (Lake Minnetonka Patch covers several cities, including Minnetrista, Tonka Bay, Wayzata, Mound, Shorewood, Orono, Spring Park, Deephaven, Long Lake and Excelsior.)

"No" in the table below also includes ballots on which voter left "Yes" and "No" blank.

Do your views align with how your city voted?

These are unofficial figures until local canvassing boards verify them. These are the figures available on Nov. 7, 2012, but they may change as election workers revise their estimates of total ballots cast, or their counts of ballots with Yes, No, or no mark for the amendment. 

CITY YES (%)

NO (%)

SW Minneapolis 19.30 80.7 Northfield 29.08 70.92 Golden Valley 32.93 67.07 St. Louis Park 33.42 66.58 Hopkins 37.78 62.22 Richfield 38.59 61.41 Roseville 39.35 60.65 Minnetonka 42.50 57.5 Edina  42.66 57.34 Excelsior 42.97 57.03 Fridley 43.63 56.37 Stillwater 44.40 55.60 Mendota Heights 44.51 55.49 Long Lake  46.41 53.59 Plymouth 47.77 52.23 Oakdale 48.33 51.67 Deephaven 48.47 51.53 Inver Grove Heights 48.76 51.24 Burnsville 49.44 50.56 Spring Park 49.47 50.53 Orono 49.86 50.14 Eagan 49.96 50.04 Apple Valley 50.05 49.95 Eden Prairie 50.08 49.92 Shorewood 50.45 49.55 Woodbury 50.65 49.35 Mound  51.11 48.89 Wayzata 51.23 48.77 Maple Grove 52.40 47.60 Tonka Bay 52.65 47.35 Rosemount 53.32 46.68 Shakopee 54.60 45.40 Minnetonka Beach 56.00 44.00 Lakeville 57.08 42.92 Minnetrista 60.54 39.46 St. Michael 61.23 38.77

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