In this week’s episode, Executive Editor Jarrett Murphy offers the rundown on the five special elections slated to take place in the coming months, where candidates are vying to fill vacant City Council seats in Queens and The Bronx.

Adi Talwar

A voter participates in the June 2020 primary.

Welcome to The Check In, a newsroom podcast from City Limits where our reporters and editors break down the week’s biggest New York City stories, and the reporting behind them.

This week, City Limits’ Executive Editor Jarrett Murphy discusses his reporting on the five upcoming special elections being held to fill City Council seats in Queens and The Bronx.

Hear more about what special elections are, why these races are happening now and why experts are concerned about turnout and timing.

The Check In: NYC Special Elections, Explained