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Queens Borough President special election to be rescheduled

By Loulou Chryssides

In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced a series of steps to protect the general public health. In addition to closing city schools, bars, theaters, and more, the Mayor has also announced that the Queens Borough President election will be rescheduled to a later date.

Queens Borough President nominee and City Council Member Costa Constantinides released the following statement in light of the Mayor’s announcement: “The health, safety, and stability of Queens is most important. While we’re grateful to everyone who came out to vote early this weekend, we respect the Mayor’s decision to suspend the special election. I know my colleagues and I will continue to put the well being of Queens residents first in these challenging weeks ahead. This is a time when we all need to come together.”

The decision came one day after early voting began for the Borough President race, with the original date set at March 24th. As of now, no official date has been announced for the special election.

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