Proclamation of Election and Preliminary Filing Calendar for March 24, 2020 Special Election for Queens Borough President
As a result of the resignation of Melinda Katz from the Office of Borough President of Queens, effective December 31, 2019, a vacancy has been created in such office. Accordingly, pursuant to the authority vested in me by Section 81(e)(1) and 81 (e)(6) of the New York City Charter, I hereby proclaim that a special election shall be held in the borough of Queens on March 24, 2020, to elect a Borough President to serve until December 31, 2020. Pursuant to Section 81 (e)(7) of the Charter, nomination of candidates in this election shall be by independent nominating petition. Subsequent to such election, pursuant to Section 81 (e)(2) of the Charter, the office of Queens Borough President shall be filled for the remainder of Borough President Katz's unexpired term by the person duly elected at the general election to be held in November 2020.