2017 Board of Estimate and Taxation (BET) results

Official Winners: Carol Becker, David B. Wheeler. See the results of the 2017 BET race.

November 7, 2017

Municipal Election

This was a ranked-choice voting (RCV) race. Voters were asked to rank up to 3 different candidates. After one round of tabulation, the top two candidates were elected; Carol Becker and David B. Wheeler.

Park and Recreation Commissioner At Large
CandidateFinal round votesFinal round percentage
Carol Becker 48,163 69.11%
David B. Wheeler 19,312 27.71%
John Edwards 1,539 2.21%
Undeclared Write-ins 680 0.98% 


Ballots cast summary
Total votes cast 69,694

Total votes counted in the first round. Does not include undervotes, overvotes, defective, or spoiled ballots.

Tabulation Threshold 23,232 The number of votes sufficient for a candidate to be elected. One-third of total votes cast for office + 1, disregarding fractions.
Undervotes 36,234

Ballots where the voter did not rank any candidates for the office.

If fewer than two candidates reach the threshold, the remaining candidate(s) with the highest vote totals are elected.

See the ranked-choice voting tabulation below for more details.

Vote totals by round