Voters call for special elections to fill vacant positions in NY Legislature

There's 12 vacant seats in the New York Legislature, including five in Brooklyn districts.

There's 12 vacant seats in the New York Legislature, including five in Brooklyn districts. (3/6/14)

BROOKLYN - Voters are calling for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to implement special elections in five Brooklyn districts missing representation in Albany.

With former Assemblyman William Boyland convicted of corruption charges, there's now 12 vacant seats in the New York State Legislature.

Five of those seats belong to Brooklyn districts - 54, 55, 59 and 60 in the state Assembly and District 20 in the state Senate.

Cuomo's staff tells News 12 Brooklyn that he's reviewing the situation and has not yet made a decision about holding special elections.

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