Mayor Blasio announces date for 12th City Council District election

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The New York Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has announced Tuesday December 22, 2020, as the date for the 12th City Council District special election to elect a Council Member to serve until December 31, 2021.

The declaration, according to the Blasio, followed the expulsion of former Council Member Andy King.

Blasio disclosed this on on Friday October 9, 2020, in the New York.

“I am declaring Tuesday, December 22, 2020 as the date for the 12th City Council District special election to elect a Council Member to serve until December 31, 2021.

“This date, within the window allowed by the City Charter, will facilitate maximum voter participation,” Blasio said.

He also encouragef all eligible Bronx residents to vote early, in person, or by absentee ballot in the upcoming special election and get the representation they deserve.

Three candidates had been recorded as candidates for the 12th City Council Democratic Primary June 2021 with the Campaign Finance Board.

The candidates are Mr. Kevin C. Riley, an aide to Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Ms. Pamela Hamilton-Johnson, a community activist and
Mr. Brian Melford the Budget Director for the office of the 12th City Council District.

Mayor Blasio explained that a special election takes place in a shorter time period than a primary or general election.

Within three days of a vacancy, the mayor proclaims a special election date and the ballot petitioning process begins.

“Petitions must be submitted to the New York City Board of Elections (City BOE) within 12 days of the mayor’s proclamation,” he concluded.

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