The mayoral election in Chicago is taking place on Tuesday and is expected to result in a runoff election between the top two candidates. Nine candidates are competing for the position, including Mayor Lori Lightfoot. A candidate needs to receive more than 50% of the vote in order to win the election outright, and the race is likely to go to a runoff between the top two vote-getters. Public safety has been the dominant issue in the race, with violent crime increasing in Chicago during the pandemic. The candidates have all been focusing on how to reduce crime in the city. Lightfoot has been criticized for a temperament some say is too divisive, while her rivals say that she isn’t doing enough to reduce crime.