Sources told NY1 on Friday afternoon that Governor Andrew Cuomo is expected to call for a special election on April 19 to fill the open seats of the state's top two legislative leaders, who lost their seats after they were convicted of corruption last year.
Former State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos were convicted in separate federal corruption trials.
As a result, Silver's Assembly seat in lower Manhattan and Skelos's Senate seat on Long Island are currently vacant.
April 19 is the same day that New Yorkers will go to the polls for the presidential primary.
NY1 reported earlier this month that the city's board of elections might have trouble holding the special election and the primary on the same day.
But sources say the governor is confident the board can pull off holding both elections simultaneously.
An election would also take place that day for two other open assembly seats in Brooklyn and Staten Island.