There are a few things to note about this year’s municipal election season in Santa Fe.
• Of course, there’s ranked-choice voting. It remains to be seen what will happen on election day, but at this point it seems like we’ve all got more or less used to the idea.
You can rank all five people running for mayor first to last, just bubble in a first choice or do something in between (but don’t leave any gaps). It’s not rocket science.
If there’s an election day meltdown or most Santa Feans don’t like ranked choice after this go round, the city charter can be amended back to the old way of electing people by plurality or to have a traditional two-candidate runoff election after an initial round of voting in which no one gets a majority.