Special Elections for City Council to Be Held March 23

In this March 19, 2018 file photo, New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres, left, speaks at a news conference in New York. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

New York City will have two special election on March 23 to fill two recently vacated City Council seats.

Council District 15 in Bronx was held until 2021 by Ritchie Torres, who now represents the South Bronx as the representative of New York City’s 15th Congressional District in Washington DC.

Council District 11 in Bronx was represented by Andy Cohen until 2021, when he was sworn in as a judge on the New York Supreme Court 12th Judicial District.

“This date, within the window allowed by the City Charter, will give residents the chance to make thoughtful and informed decisions about their representation,” said Mayor Bill de Blaiso in a statement.  “Eligible Bronx voters can participate with early voting, in-person voting, or by returning an absentee ballot, and I encourage everyone to make their voices heard in these special elections.”



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