The number of seats in a race determines the threshold of votes needed to win.
|Number of Seats||Office||Votes Needed|
||Mayor, City Council Member,
Park Board District Commissioner
|50% plus one
||At-Large Board of Estimate and Taxation
||33⅓% plus one
||At-Large Park Board Commissioners
||25% plus one
Here is the formula that decides the thresholds:
The threshold is rounded down to a whole number.
In some cases, no candidate receives the required threshold after the counting process is complete. When this happens, the top vote-getter (or vote-getters in races with multiple seats) wins.