PORTLAND — Former state representative Michael Brennan won in an informal poll of 109 people who attended a mayoral candidates’ forum Thursday night.

More than 160 people attended the forum, hosted by the League of Young Voters at Lucid Stage, which featured 15 candidates in the city’s first race for a popularly elected mayor in decades.

At the end of the forum, audience members were asked to fill out ranked-choice ballots indicating their picks for mayor, which is how a mayor will be selected Nov. 8.

According to a league news release, Brennan came in first, followed by Dave Marshall, second; Markos Miller, third; Jed Rathband, fourth; Nick Mavodones, fifth; John Eder, sixth; Hamza Haadoow, seventh; Ethan Strimling and Chris Vail, tied for eighth; Jill Duson, 10th; Charles Bragdon, Peter Bryant and Jodie Lapchick, tied for 11th; and Ralph Carmona and Richard Dodge, tied for 14th.