Voters will use Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) for the 2013 municiple elections.
How does it work? This voting method eleminates a primary and allows voters to rank up to three candidates. A second and third choice can be marked in columns to the right of the voter's first choice.
The ballots are counted in rounds. Candidates with the fewest votes will be eliminated, and then votes are reassigned to remaining candidates based on the next choices on the voters' ballots. The process continues until one candidate receives a majority of continuing ballots, according to FairVote MN.
For more on RCV and common questions, check out FairVote Minnesota.