How does our current system work?

Answer

Right now, voters choose one candidate on their ballot for each position available (Mayor, Councillor, and School Trustee). On election day, the votes are added up and whoever has the most votes is the winner. This system allows someone to "win" the election even they only have 20% of the vote. Vote splitting and strategic voting play a major role, forcing candidates to drop out early and encouraging negative campaigning.