Two Bronx City Council Seats Special Elections on Tuesday

NEW YORK -

Bronx voters will go to the polls today for two special elections for City Council seats. The ranked-choice voting system will be used to determine a winner if no one candidate clears the 50% threshold. If so, a winner may not be determined for three weeks.

In District 15, ten candidates are vying to replace Ritchie Torres, who vacated the seat in January when he was sworn into Congress.

The other race is in District 11 in the northwest Bronx, with six people running to replace Andrew Cohen, who vacated the seat to be sworn in as a city judge, News 12 reported.

Whoever wins these races will fill the positions for the rest of the term, but will have to run again in the June primary to be elected for the next, full term.

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