How does ranked-choice voting work?

This year’s election represents a major test for ranked-choice voting in Minneapolis. Thirty-five candidates are competing in the most hotly contested mayor’s race the city has seen in 20 years.

Under the city’s ranked-choice voting system, also called instant runoff voting, voters choose up to three candidates and rank them — first choice, second choice, third choice.

This video, a high definition update to one we produced four years ago, explains how the votes will be counted.

Know who your top three candidates are? Read the profiles of the top 8 candidates.