The special election for ousted Bronx Councilman Andy King’s seat is set for just a few days before Christmas on Dec. 22, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday.
“I encourage all eligible Bronx residents to vote early, in person, or by absentee ballot in the upcoming special election and get the representation they deserve,” de Blasio said in a statement.
The Bronx Democrat’s successor will serve through the end of 2021.
“This date, within the window allowed by the City Charter, will facilitate maximum voter participation,” de Blasio said.
King’s colleagues expelled him from the council in a historic vote earlier this week following a series of ethics violations.
He is the first city politician to be booted from the lawmaking body in modern history without first being convicted of a crime.
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