I have an exposed filter with a relationship to a reference field in my content type to users. Currently this exposed filter lets me filter by inputting a username, but its only autocomplete. Is there a way to have a select list of usernames I can pick from?

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If you need a simple approach, you can install the drupal Chosen module, which does the heavy lifting.

With coding, you can use hook_form_FORM_ID_alter() as the following:

use Drupal\Core\Form\FormStateInterface;

 * Implements hook_form_FORM_ID_alter().
function MODULE_form_views_exposed_form_alter(&$form, FormStateInterface $form_state, $form_id) {
  // Check the views form ID.
  if ($form['#id'] != 'YOUR-VIEWS-FORM-ID') {
    return FALSE;

  // Define the form options array.
  $options = [];

  // Load all user objects.
  $users = \Drupal::entityTypeManager()

  foreach ($users as $user) {

    // You can add filtration here e.g.
    if ($user->hasRole('anonymous')) {
    $options[$user->id()] = $user->getDisplayName();

    $form['YOUR_FILED']['#type'] = 'select';
    $form['YOUR_FILED']['#multiple'] = FALSE;

    // Specify the empty option for our select list
    $form['YOUR_FILED']['#empty_option'] = t('Select user');

    // Add the $options from above to our select list
    $form['YOUR_FILED']['#options'] = $options;


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