2009 Election results

See election results for the November 3, 2009 Municipal Election. The City used ranked-choice voting in its Municipal Election in 2009 for the first time. Voters ranked up to 3 different candidates.


On election night, unverified first round results were compiled using ballot counter machines in the precincts.

Since there is no federally- or state-certified voting equipment capable of counting a ranked-choice voting election, the election was hand-counted to determine the winners. Unofficial winners in individual races were announced as the count and analysis was completed.

2009 citywide races

Results by raceOfficial winner(s)
Mayor results R. T. Rybak
Board of Estimate & Taxation results Carol Becker
David B. Wheeler
Park & Recreation Commissioner At Large results Bob Fine
Annie Young
John Erwin
Ballot question: Proposal to change composition of Board of Estimate & Taxation Amendment failed

2009 City Council races

2009 Park Board races

Voter turnout statistics

Municipal Election: November 3, 2009
Registered Voter Turnout 19.6%
Early Votes 1,619
Total Votes 45,968

Get detailed voter turnout data by ward and precinct.

Download 2009 Municipal Election data