Ranked-choice voting tallies have been underway in the special elections that occurred March 23.
In district 11, which covers the northwest Bronx, Eric Dinowitz led with 42 percent of the vote. Tenant lawyer Oswald Feliz led the pack in District 15, in the central Bronx, with 28 percent of first-round votes.
A total of 16 candidates are on the ballots in March 23rd races to replace Andrew Cohen and Ritchie Torres.
The race between two frontrunners will come down to how 27 percent of voters ranked the candidates.
Seven years after leaving the City Council after three terms, Jim Gennaro appears to be headed back to City Hall representing the 24th district after besting a field that featured fresh faces, Asian voices and more progressive views.
The Assembly aide will replace Andy King, who was ousted from the Council in October, to represent District 12 in the Bronx.
In the race to replace ousted Councilmember Andy King, whose predecessor left office to go to federal prison, candidates want to talk about their resumes and ideas, not King’s ejection.
Cinco elecciones especiales en la ciudad de Nueva York crean preocupación por tiempos y participación
El problema de las elecciones especiales es que traen un nivel de participación patético y bajo. El concejo de la ciudad tiene dos vacantes ahora y tres más en perspectiva, con elecciones especiales programadas para diciembre, febrero y (probablemente) marzo. Aquí hay una mirada a quién se está postulando.
In this week’s podcast 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.
The problem with special elections is that they attract a pathetic level of turnout. The City Council has two vacancies now and three more looming, with special elections slated for December, February and (most likely) March. Here’s a look at who’s running.