NEW YORK (AP) — New York City voters — or, most likely, just a small percentage of them — will head to the polls Tuesday for the public advocate runoff election.
City Councilwoman Letitia James and state Sen. Daniel Squadron were the top two finishers in the Democratic primary. Neither eclipsed the 40 percent mark needed to avoid the runoff.
The contest is the only one on the ballot and turnout is expected to be very low.
The city is spending $13 million to hold the election. That's far more than the office's $2.3 million annual budget. The cost has prompted calls for reform.
Democratic nominee for mayor Bill de Blasio, the current public advocate, has not offered an endorsement.
There will not be a Republican on the Nov. 5 general election ballot.