Ranked Choice Voting allows voters to rank candidates on the ballot in order of preference: first, second, third, etc. If one candidate receives a majority (more than 50%) of the first-choice votes, they win! If not, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and those votes count instantly towards the next choice on each voter’s ballot. This process repeats in a series of rounds until one candidate has a majority.
Here is a video demonstration of this simple count: