Board of Elections’ new ranked-choice voting calculations have Adams ahead in mayoral race


One day after admitting to releasing inaccurate results regarding its preliminary ranked-choice voting (RCV) calculations, the city’s Board of Elections (BOE) unveiled numbers for citywide races that its commissioners “can say with certainty” are accurate.

The newly released numbers show that Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is leading the mayoral race with 51.1 percent of the vote (358,521 votes), while former Sanitation Commissioner Kathryn Garcia trails with 48.9 percent (343,766 votes). All other candidates are considered to be eliminated, though there are still more than 100,000 absentee ballots left to be counted.