Still no clear winners in the special election for 2 City Council districts
There are no clear winners yet Wednesday in the special election for two City Council districts in the Bronx.
Early voting for the elections began on March 13, but only 2,000 early votes have been cast. Rank choice voting was used for one of the first times in New York City elections. The new system gives voters the chance to pick their favorite candidates in order of who they prefer.
The seat for District 11 became vacant when Andrew Cohen left the City Council for a spot on the Bronx Supreme Court. There are six candidates on the ballot for the district that includes Kingsbridge, Riverdale, Norwood, Wakefield and Woodlawn.
Unofficial results in that race show Eric Dinowitz in the lead with more than 2,900 votes
Ritchie Torres left his position in District 15 when he was elected to Congress. Ten candidates are hoping to fill his position for the district serving Fordham, Mount Hope, Belmont, East Tremont, Allerton and Olinville.
Unofficial results in the District 15 race show Oswald Feliz with a strong lead with 973 votes counted so far.
Some dates to keep in mind include:
March 30: Last day absentee ballots will be accepted
April 5: Last day military ballots will be accepted
April 7: Tentative first day ranked choice voting rounds would begin